Like the annual budget, the tax code is a statement of our values. I believe that our tax code should reflect our values. Our tax code should reflect the American values of fairness and opportunity. It should express not only our priorities for today, but also our priorities for the future. After all, it is our responsibility to future generations to leave this country a little better than we found it.
I am a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and Chairman of its Subcommittee on Oversight. From these positions, I work hard to ensure that our tax code is fair and equitable. Too many people seem prepared to shift the burden of taxes and government onto hardworking American families and small businesses. I will not stand for that. We are all Americans and we all benefit from her resources so we must all pay our fair share.
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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.
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.
Last week, my office hosted a webinar to assist Metro Atlanta small businesses with identifying critical
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.
Updated: May 12, 2020
During these difficult financial times, it is critical that we all stay alert to the scams and tactics targeting us and our loved ones.
Updated: March 30, 2020
Throughout Metro Atlanta many nonprofits and charities are worried about whether they can survive these difficult days. The CARES Act included support for nonprofit organizations and charities, which are key employers and service providers are struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.
Updated: May 12, 2020
In April, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments authorized by the CARES Act.