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Why this Social Security budget nightmare must be resolved now

Economy / News July 10, 2017

It is difficult to imagine any bipartisan solution that will not require some balance of increased taxes and, at least for some, moderation of benefit growth.

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Tax Reform Clues Lie in Politics of House Health Bill

Economy / News March 22, 2017

The momentum toward a tax reform bill this summer could hinge on how successfully House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is able to corral his caucus to support a health care bill.

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Paul Ryan rolls up his sleeves

Economy / News February 10, 2015

Nearly alone among big-name Republicans on Capitol Hill, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is concentrating this year on actual legislative progress.

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Ryan set for collision course with Obama

Economy / News November 20, 2014

Bill Hoagland of the Bipartisan Policy Center, who worked with Ryan as a Senate staffer, said he thought Ryan might concentrate on streamlining federal anti-poverty programs without cutting their funding.

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Paul Ryan Poised to Seize Ways and Means Prize

Economy / News October 28, 2014

For most members of Congress, the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee is the ultimate prize, a treasure trove of power and campaign cash cracked open after decades in the trenches.

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America in 25 years: Here’s what to expect

/ News February 27, 2014

A quarter century ago, America had a brand new income tax system and an emerging position as the world’s lone superpower. Whites dominated a political debate conducted on television, and baby boomers had just become 40-somethings. A quarter-century from now,…

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Tax plan could hit immigrants

/ News February 27, 2014

Rep. Dave Camp’s tax reform plan takes aim at a popular tax break that’s become a point of tension in the immigration debate.

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New blueprint for US tax reform from Dave Camp: a starting point

/ News February 26, 2014

For years, Democrats and Republicans have been urging an overhaul of the US tax code, and now, the first shoe has dropped. For the first time in 25 years, a top-to-bottom overhaul of America’s complex tax system has been drafted…

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How the Next Two Months Will Change Paul Ryan’s Life

/ News October 22, 2013

Paul Ryan is a name synonymous with Republican fiscal priorities. As the House Budget Committee chairman, and as the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate last year, the nation’s debts and deficits have been the centerpiece of his political career.

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New Bill Has Potential to Put Social Security on Sustainable Path

Shai Akabas / Blog December 9, 2016

Reps. Johnson, Larson, and Ribble are providing an important public service by keeping a focus on Social Security’s serious funding issues.

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