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House Ways and Means Committee

Dave Camp Campaigns for Tax Reform—and His Legacy

If the outgoing Ways and Means chairman succeeds on tax reform, it would provide one grand legacy.

Dave Camp's Inner Circle

Meet the 16 people closest to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp.

Sander Levin Still Fighting After 30 Years

For three decades in Congress, the current top Democrat on Ways and Means has fought for principles forged long ago in Detroit.

Who Will Next Wield the Gavel on Ways and Means?

Most experts think Rep. Paul Ryan will get the job—if he wants it.

Tax Reform Faces Major Hurdles

Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp is gunning for an overhaul to the code, but there is much working against it.

The Tax Break Puzzle

If the tax code is ever to be simplified, reformers will have to contend with tax expenditures: the myriad of exclusions, deductions, credits, and deferrals that, combined, amo...

Once Again, Congress Confronts the 'Doc Fix' Dilemma

This was supposed to be the year a permanent solution was found to the annual problem of forced cuts in Medicare physician payments. We're still waiting.

Trade Issues Remain Low-Profile in Congress

Some Republicans who are big on global economic issues don't want to be seen as siding with the White House.

Comprehensive Tax Reform Kicks Off Lobbying Frenzy

The devil of any major overhaul is in the details of what exactly will be targeted.

Ways and Means Uses Control Over Revenue Bills to Ward Off Tax Hikes

The House committee originates most tax measures in Congress, but it has acted on few since Republicans took charge.

Six Months Later, No White House Ties in IRS Probe

The investigation into the tax agency scandal has thwarted bipartisanship on Ways and Means, as Republicans look for White House ties.

Inside the House Ways and Means Committee

A look inside the House Ways and Means Committee with National Journal  correspondent Stacy Kaper.

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