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Updated: March 15, 2020

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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 In December, Congress retroactively repealed the portion of the 2017 tax law that unfairly inflicted the UBIT on tax-exempt organizations.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:

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (GA-05), House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01), House Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. John Lewis joined Rep. John Larson, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Social Security Subcommittee, today in support of the Social Security 2100 Act.  This bill would help secure the solvency of this important benefit.  Reports that Social Security may not survive are premature.  Reasonable adjustments can be made to the program to save it, and the Social Security 2100 Act offers solutions that will sustain its viability into the future.  Rep. Lewis made these comments at the news conference:

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In the United States, there are more than 400,000 children in the child welfare system.  Of these foster youth, over 100,000 children eagerly await a permanent family.  Unfortunately, LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system.  An estimated 30 percent of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and they are more likely to experience poor treatment, discrimination, or violence while in care. 

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.

January 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, three key members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined community organizations in opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services action granting a waiver to the State of South Carolina allowing religious organizations to use federal funds to discriminate against foster families on the basis of religion and sexual orientation.

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.