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Paul Ryan

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
I’ve never seen anything quite like it: A presumptive presidential candidate proposes a major policy initiative and a month before he is due to be...
June 28, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Paul Ryan and the House Republicans rolled out a new tax plan last week that promises to lower rates, eliminate tax preferences, and simplify the federal tax system. One attractive promise: “Simple, Fair ‘Postcard’ Tax Filing” that would cut your income tax return down to just 14 lines.
June 27, 2016Roberton C. Williams
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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Top Ways & Means Staffer Janice Mays Surveys The Future of Tax Reform Last week, Politico’ s Brian Faler did a great interview (paywall) with Janice Mays, the long-time Democratic staff director for the House Ways & Means Committee. Janice, who has just retired after a remarkable 40 years
May 31, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Barack Obama and Speaker Paul Ryan have proposed similar expansions of the earned income tax credit (EITC) for low-income workers without children. Their goal is laudable: to provide some modest additional income support for low-income workers currently excluded from the EITC. But as
April 5, 2016C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a CNBC interview that the distributional analysis of tax plans done by the Tax Policy Center, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and others is based on the “ridiculous notion” that the effect of tax changes on different income groups is important. Ryan, who
March 22, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Can Congress and President Obama, who have battled over policy for seven years, reach consensus over key tax and other issues in the months leading up to the 2016 election? To ask the question is practically to answer it, but it is worth taking a closer look at the policy dynamics. Start by
January 4, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Paul Ryan has been an enthusiastic supporter of tax reform for years. Will his elevation to House Speaker make reform more likely? Perhaps, but not any time soon. Reform efforts got two big boosts this week. The first was the GOPs decision to choose Ryan to lead the House. The second was outgoing
October 29, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The House may have a bipartisan transportation bill. The measure would authorize highway spending for another six years. But while it sets $325 billion in infrastructure spending over six years, it guarantees only the first three years of funding. The last three years? Congress would have to “
October 19, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Congress in recess. The Daily Deduction will return to its regular schedule on Monday, October 19. “Hey, hey Paul…” House Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan remains under the glaring spotlight of a party that wants him to be the next Speaker of the House. Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma believes
October 12, 2015Renu Zaretsky