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January 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) released the following statement, calling for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide refund guidance to tax-exempt organizations that paid a 21 percent unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on parking and transportation benefits provided to employees. In December, Congress retroactively repealed the portion of the 2017 tax law that unfairly inflicted the UBIT on tax-exempt organizations.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) released the following statement marking National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs from December 2 through December 6:

June 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Due to significant bipartisan agreement, so rare in these times, that the thoughtfully deliberated provisions of the Taxpayer First Act will significantly assist the American people, the bill has been revised and reintroduced by Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Ranking Member Mike Kelly (R-PA). 

May 7, 2019 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis recently joined congressional colleagues in urging the Appropriations Committee to rescind a policy rider that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from amending the Free File program.  Most of the attention in the press regarding H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act, relates to the Free File program and allegations that the Taxpayer First bill disables the IRS from creating an automatic filing system of its own.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House Ways & Means Committee asked Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin to report to the committee in a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal.  Rep.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis made the following statement on the House floor today to bolster support for the legislation he authored as Ranking Member on the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight.  The Taxpayer First Act (H.R.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting the Taxpayer First Act, a bipartisan bill to modernize the IRS that he introduced with Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (WATCH VIDEO):

“Good Morning.  Mr. Chairman, I am proud to join Chairwoman Jenkins in introducing the Taxpayer First Act. 

April 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting H.R. 5439, a common-sense bill to support victims of tax-related identity theft that he introduced with Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) (WATCH VIDEO):

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I hope that all of our colleagues will support the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 5439.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, and Congressman George Holding (R-NC) introduced H.R. 5438, a bipartisan bill to provide information about low-income taxpayer clinics.  Congressman Lewis made the following statement in support (WATCH VIDEO):

“Good Morning.  I hope that all of our colleagues will support the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 5438.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

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Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, the Ranking Member, Mr. Neal, for yielding.

I rise to oppose this conference report with every bone in my body

This bill is a $2.3 trillion holiday gift for Wall Street, the rich, and the wealthy. 

This bill was conceived in the darkness of the night and birthed with the help of your donors and funders.

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