Ways and Means
Ways and Means is the oldest and most prestigious Committee in Congress. It is responsible for some of the most important issues faced by Congress: tax, trade and tariff, Social Security, Medicare, as well as unemployment benefits, enforcement of child support laws, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), foster care and adoption programs.
In addition to serving on the Human Resources Subcommittee and the Health Subcommittee, I act as the Ranking Member of the Oversight Subcommittee which conducts oversight of all programs within the Jurisdiction of the Full Ways and Means Committee. We have conducted hearings to oversee the activities of the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department, charitable organizations who are given special tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code, and the administration of the Medicare program.
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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, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA), Worker & Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today condemned a final rule by the Trump Administration that guts key data points from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) modernization designed to improve outcomes for LGBTQ+, American Indian and Alaska Native foster youth.
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) 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: March 15, 2020
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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.
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: