July 1, 1994 |
In a major step forward for the White House, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday became the third congressional panel to approve a bill designed to achieve President Clinton's goal of providing health insurance for all Americans starting in 1998. The Senate Finance Committee, however, dealt a potentially devastating blow to Clinton's key proposal for universal coverage by rejecting any requirement that employers pay 80% of workers' insurance costs--the so-called employer mandate.
October 9, 1988
The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is soliciting some of the nation's largest corporations to contribute a total of $500,000 for a movie to commemorate the panel's 200th anniversary next year, according to the Washington Post. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) said there is "no pressure" on the corporations to give and he dismissed the notion that his influential position gives tax-policy-dependent corporations no choice but to contribute to remain in his good graces.
February 24, 1989 |
The House Ways and Means Committee served notice Thursday that it will oppose President Bush's plan for a reduction in capital gains taxes and also that it will resist changing a hotly controversial surtax imposed on Medicare recipients for protection against costs of catastrophic illness.
June 17, 2006 |
The House voted Friday to strip Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) of a powerful committee assignment, while an effort by the beleaguered Democrat to fight a search of his Capitol Hill office ran into a skeptical federal judge. The voice vote -- without debate or dissent -- to expel Jefferson from the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee appears to be the first time the House has taken such a step against a member who has not been charged with a crime.
January 2, 2001 |
Rep. William M. Thomas (R-Bakersfield), in his bid to become the first Californian to chair one of the House's most important committees, faces a potentially tough problem: Bill Thomas. A 22-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Thomas is widely respected for his intellect, commitment and expertise on the complex issue of Medicare--attributes that serve him well as he seeks to head the Ways and Means Committee.
February 16, 2007 |
China, a movie market of exceptional potential, is also a haven for film piracy, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America testified Thursday. Speaking before the House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing on trade with China, Dan Glickman said that country "is the most difficult market in the world for the U.S. motion picture industry." The country of 1.