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What Do The Oprah Winfrey Show and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 18, 2017

The last major reform to the tax code happened the same year The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted. That’s right, Oprah Winfrey first appeared on her iconic talk show the same year Ronald Reagan signed The Tax Reform Act of 1986. The Oprah Winfrey Show lives on in the history books and hearts of millions, while …

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don’t underestimate the power of simplicity

Communications • August 17, 2017

31 years ago this week, the House and Senate came together to pass a comprehensive tax reform package that President Reagan then went on to sign into law. A lot has changed in 31 years. We’re long overdue for another update. Pro-growth tax reform is a priority. After years of hearings and meetings and listening …

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What Do The Phantom of the Opera and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 17, 2017

As House Republicans, we want our work to reflect your voice. So take the next 30 seconds and tell us what you want from tax reform: Let your voice be heard! In 1986 the original The Phantom of the Opera musical debuted in London. That same year, Ronald Reagan signed the last major reform to …

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What Do Ferris Bueller and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 16, 2017

America’s tax code hasn’t been substantially reformed since 1986. As in the same year “Ferris Bueller” came out. As in the same year that Chernobyl exploded and the Space Shuttle Challenger fell out of the sky. It’s been 31 years since it was signed into law. The American people have made it clear: 2017 is …

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This is the time for big, bold VA reform

Communications • August 15, 2017

Did you know the House passed major Department of Veterans Affairs reform? That’s what House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently shared with Pete Hegseth on the Brian Kilmeade Show. As Chair McMorris Rodgers highlighted, the House recently passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. President Trump …

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16 Ways House Republicans Have Fought to End Human Trafficking in 2017

Communications • August 11, 2017

Did you know that, according to the FBI, human trafficking is the fastest growing and the third-largest criminal activity in the world? Did you know it’s happening right here at home? Did you know we’re doing something about it? Here are 16 ways the House worked to end human trafficking this year: Offered tools to …

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Did you know we’re combating human trafficking?

Communications • August 10, 2017

Did you know that the House voted for new tools to combat human trafficking? When Boko Haram kidnapped 200 teenage girls in Nigeria in 2014, human trafficking became a hashtag. As a result, the tragedy attracted attention from countries around the world. But we’re wrong to assume that trafficking is only an issue in countries …

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Did you know we’re making readiness a priority?

Communications • August 9, 2017

Did you know that many enlisted service members’ beginning salary is roughly $9.25 an hour? That’s one of the reasons why the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in July. Our bill gives our troops their largest pay raise in eight years. It’s just one of the many bills we passed so far in …

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That’s why tax reform is so important

Communications • August 7, 2017

Did you know that so far this year the House passed more than 270 bills focused on what Americans care most about? As she crisscrosses her Eastern Washington district, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is making sure everyone she meets knows we’re hard at work. Despite the distractions, we accomplished a lot. Learn …

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Rep. Walberg: Making progress on the people’s priorities

Communications • August 7, 2017

“You may not always hear about it, but the U.S. House of Representatives is off to a productive start, passing more than 269 bills so far this year,” writes Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) in a new op-ed for MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot. As we outline on, House Republicans aren’t distracted by the newest countdown clock …

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