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November 3, 2017 Page

On Thursday, November 2, House Republicans introduced H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors. 

This plan affects every American, every taxpayer in current and future generations.  In response to constituent concerns about this bill's impact, the below pages track every aspect of the bill's movement in the House and Senate.  

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During a series of two House Ways & Means hearings today, Rep. John Lewis railed against the Trump Administration budget.  During the committee’s afternoon hearing with Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin:

“I’ve often said that a budget proposal is a statement of values and priorities.  This administration makes it crystal clear that the hungry, the middle class, the elderly, and the struggling will be left out and left behind.

February 7, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program:

 

Good Morning.  Mr. Chairmen, thank you for holding today’s hearing.  I would also like to thank all the witnesses for being here today.

December 19, 2012 Press Release

After seniors suffered through two years during some of the roughest economic times in recent American history without seeing a Cost of Living Increase, there are some suggesting a significant change to the formula used to calculate cost of living adjustments for Social Security beneficiaries.  An obscure term is being used to refer to this cut—“the chained Consumer Price Index or chained CPI”. 

August 14, 2012 Press Release

          “I remember what it was like before Social Security came into being.  For elderly people who had worked hard and already given their best years to this country there was no such thing as a leisurely retirement.  They had no pensions, very little savings, and most, as many as 75 percent of the elderly population, did not own their homes.

April 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the financial solvency of the program.  Much political debate in the past decade has surrounded the potential bankruptcy of this foundational element of the social safety net programs offered by the federal government.  Figures have been bandied about, but the trustees’ report reveals talk about the imminent demise of Social Security is unfounded. 

February 15, 2012 Photo Gallery
January 23, 2012 Press Release

“President Barack Obama presented an inspiring vision of the future to the Congress and the American people tonight. An America built to last should certainly be the hope of every member of Congress and every citizen of this nation.

February 19, 2007 Editorial
The Republican leadership of both houses of the U.S. Congress recently crafted an agreement to pass a 2006 federal budget. These negotiations took place largely in secret without Democratic input, silencing the voices of millions of American voters. Democratic members of the House were given less than six hours to review this complex, voluminous document before we were forced to vote on economic matters that will drastically affect millions of Americans.