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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) requested that the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) provide the Committee with regular reporting on the disbursement of economic impact payments (EIPs). The Committee had previously requested weekly updates until all EIPs were disbursed, but has only received one from the agency.
WASHINGTON, DC – Amid recent reports that the Department of Treasury’s (Treasury) practice of using debit cards to deliver economic impact payments (EIP) has been confusing Americans, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA), along with all of the Democratic members of the Oversight Subcommittee, called on Treasury to explain the practice and clarify the protections given to recipients.
Representative John Lewis’ (GA)
Opening Comment for the
Ways and Means Full Committee Hearing on
The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
May 27, 2020
Good Afternoon. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important and timely hearing.
I write to share various updates surrounding our work in Congress and in Georgia’s 5th District.
The CARES Act authorized the Internal Revenue Service to send direct stimulus rebates (Economic Impact Payments) to individuals across the country. Please share with your loved ones that individuals have until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 to update your banking information if they would like to receive their stimulus payment by direct deposit.
WASHINGTON— Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule rolling back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This section, also known as the Health Care Rights Law, protects women, LGBTQ+ people, those with limited English proficiency, and individuals with disabilities from discrimination in health care and insurance coverage. Upon reviewing the rule, Congressman Lewis made the following statement:
Last week, my office hosted a webinar to assist Metro Atlanta small businesses with identifying critical
WASHINGTON — In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in South Fulton County, Representative John Lewis made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) and Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released a letter written to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for answers about continued delays of stimulus payments to millions of Americans. The Chairmen cited news reports of payments incorrectly going to tax preparers or third-party banks and not the intended taxpayer. They demanded answers about these delays and returned payments, including what steps are being done to correct these mistakes.
WASHINGTON – Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05) and Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for an immediate explanation regarding news reports that the President’s name was being added to the economic impact payments at the last minute and potentially delaying the delivery of this badly needed economic relief.