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Health Update (June 18)

House Ways & Means Hearing The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on Medicare for All on Wednesday, June 12th entitled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage.” The hearing became relatively contentious and was divided along party lines. Committee Democrats echoed the calls of Chairman Richie Neal and talked about the positive aspects of…
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Trade Update (June 18)

USMCA Working Groups On Thursday (June 13), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed a task force that will be charged with negotiating with the Trump administration to overhaul several key elements of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) will lead the House Democrats’ Trade Working Group, which will consist…
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Tax Update (June 10)

IRS Modernization    On Thursday (June 6), House Ways and Means Committee leaders introduced Internal Revenue Service (IRS) legislation that pulls out a disputed provision on the Free File program, which has caused a holdup in the Senate. The new bill otherwise mirrors legislation that previously passed the House this session, H.R. 1957. It is still…
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Health Update (June 10)

House Energy & Commerce Hearing The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday (June 4) entitled “Investing in America’s Health Care.” Members from both sides of the aisle focused much of their attention at this hearing on emphasizing the need to fix the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts that…
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Trade Update (June 10)

Tariffs with Mexico, Canada The Trump administration told lawmakers that it has the right to hit Canada and Mexico with unilateral tariffs if either of those countries failed to abide by a process to resolve disputes in the revised North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The 39-page document was sent to Capitol Hill despite opposition that…
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CHCG Welcomes Former Trump Administration Official, Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson joins Capitol Hill Consulting Group as Senior Vice President and a senior advisor in the health care practice. Ms. Wilkinson comes to CHCG after serving for almost three years in the Trump Administration, first as an Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and then as a…
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Tax Update (April 8)

House Ways and Means Tax Legislation On Tuesday (Apr. 2), the House Ways and Means Committee passed two bipartisan bills: (1) a bill to reform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and (2) a retirement savings bill, both very similar to legislation previously passed by the committee in the 115th Congress. The first bill, H.R. 1957,…
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Trade Update (April 8)

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)   Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) continues to call on President Trump “to promptly remove Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico.”[1]   In a speech to the United Steelworkers Canadian National Policy Conference, ALF-CIO President Richard Trumka called for a better deal that benefits…
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Health Update (April 8)

Committee and Floor Proceedings   This week, the House passed a resolution condemning the recent move by the Trump administration which supported the Texas lawsuit that would invalidate the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The resolution passed along party lines with near unanimous Democratic support. While it is unlikely that this resolution will see the…
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Tax Update (April 1)

W&M Hearing Overview   House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) held a hearing on Wednesday (Mar. 27) to discuss the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA), with the legislation continuing to divide Republicans and Democrats on the committee.To read the opening statements from members and the witnesses, click here.  …
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