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House Republicans

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are collaborating to analyze the economic effects of major tax proposals. This...
September 16, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Here is why tax reform is so hard: In June, House Republicans released their “Better Way”...
September 13, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House Republicans Propose Big Tax Cuts for Business and Investors, Move Towards a Cash Flow Tax House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his long-promised rewrite...
June 23, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last night, the House Republican leadership proposed new rules that would require the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office to incorporate macroeconomic effects of “major” legislation into their official budget estimates. But there may be less to these new rules for so-
December 24, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The House Republican budget, released today by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), kicks the tax reform can down the road yet again. Not only does it fail to enhance chances for a tax code rewrite, it almost certainly sets the effort back. This budget isn’t so much an actual fiscal plan (the
April 1, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans have decided to make the IRS their summer piñata. Its leadership says it will bring a series of anti-IRS proposals to the floor later this month. And an appropriations subcommittee’s spending bill would slash the agency’s budget by $3 billion, 24 percent below levels Congress
July 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
On Wednesday, the House will vote on a bill to delay the upcoming debt limit showdown . The bill includes no spending cuts, no tax increases, and no platinum coins of unusual size. Instead, it will “suspend” the debt limit through May 18 to give lawmakers time to pass a budget in each chamber. To
January 22, 2013Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With fiscal cliff talks seemingly stalled (at least today) , there has been growing talk that House Republicans would call President Obama’s bluff and simply pass the Middle-class Tax Cut Act approved by the Senate last summer. But for all the chatter, nobody has paid much attention to what is, and
December 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My Tax Policy Center colleague Eric Toder and I are mystified by how unRepublican the House GOP’s Small Business Tax Cut Act really is. Sure, cutting taxes for businesses and high-income individuals is very much part of the Republican playbook these days. But the mechanics of this one seem to fly
April 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The House Republican plan to replace Medicare with vouchers could lower national health spending in only one of two ways: Either seniors would respond to higher out-of-pocket costs by using less—or more efficient--health care, or private insurance companies would ration their care for them. In
May 31, 2011Howard Gleckman