Tax Reform Update

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Tax Reform Update

As Congress heads towards the end of President Trump’s first year in office, the House begins acting on the promised tax reform legislation. The House push to adopt tax reform legislation will continue for the next several weeks with committee hearings, debate, and ultimately a vote. Supporters of the legislation who claimed that it would simplify…

Flood Insurance Agreement Compromise

On Friday, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced they have negotiated an agreement for a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, “being from Louisiana and Texas, we are all-too familiar with the devastating effects of floods and the havoc they wreak on communities.…

CHIP Extended Five Years

On Friday, the House passed a bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years, which ran out of funding at the end of September and forced some states to cut benefits for low-income children that did not qualify for Medicaid coverage. Most Democrats voted against the bill because of the way…

Today is National Weatherization Day!

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is celebrating National Weatherization Day by highlighting their Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). For 40 years, WAP has been helping low-income households, seniors, and those with disabilities save on energy costs. For those that need weatherization assistance, the office highlighted three easy steps: 1)…

Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Public Emergency

Last Thursday, the administration officially declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Trump directed Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan to declare the emergency under the Public Health Services Act. This action will make federal agencies provide more funding from their current budgets. This declaration does not allow the federal government…

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