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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

WATCH VIDEO

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.

December 19, 2017 Page

WATCH VIDEO

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.

November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee passed unprecedented tax cut legislation.  As the only Georgian serving on the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Lewis tracked all Committee votes and amendments to ensure that public received timely information.  Following the completion of the four-day markup, Rep. Lewis made the following statement –

November 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today during the House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R. 1, the House Republican tax cut bill, Reps. John Lewis (GA), Ron Kind (WI), Judy Chu (CA), Suzan K. DelBene (WA), Lloyd Doggett (TX), Brian Higgins (NY), Danny K. Davis (IL), and Earl Blumenauer (OR) offered an amendment to restore the “Johnson Amendment”.  

This simple amendment would restore the 53-year standard that prohibits religious, nonprofit, charitable, and related organizations from engaging in political activities.

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Ways and Means Committee reconvened to continue markup of irresponsible H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

The committee considered eight amendments offered by Democrats. Republicans voted down amendments that would have helped the middle class by extending the child tax credit, encouraging employers to hire veterans, reinstating the adoption tax credit, and taxing corporations at the same rate domestically and abroad. They voted against the middle class. They voted against what is best for America. 

November 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee began marking up H.R. 1, the House Republican bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.  

During the markup, Congressman Lewis made the below statement (WATCH)--

 

November 3, 2017 Page

On December 19 and 20, 2017, Congressional Republicans passed H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans and for corporations on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.

This plan, first introduced in the House on November 2, 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.  

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