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  • The Battle for Chairman of Ways and Means Heats Up (DO NOT SUPPORT KEVIN BRADY)

    10/29/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    human events ^ | 10/28/15 | Brian McNicoll
    As soon as Paul Ryan, R-Wis., becomes Speaker of the House, the race will be on for his current post, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. At present, it looks like Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will square off with Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, to replace Ryan at Ways and Means, the House’s tax-writing committee. As soon as Paul Ryan, R-Wis., becomes Speaker of the House, the race will be on for his current post, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. At present, it looks like Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will square off with Rep. Pat Tiberi,...
  • Video: Paul Ryan takes over Ways and Means

    11/19/2014 7:33:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s “the single most important committee in Congress,” one former Representative tells WTMJ in Milwaukee, with its fingers in practically everything the federal government does. Tax reform? Ways and Means. Health care? Social Security? Ways and Means. And now the most visionary of the Republican fiscal reformers will chair the panel as all of these issues come to a head in the final two years of the Obama administration: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Ryan already is taking aim in all of these areas in his statement yesterday after winning the post in the House Republican leadership discussions:...
  • BREAKING: House Ways and Means Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges

    04/09/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | April 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution. Although the details about exactly what charges will be have not yet been released, lawmakers are arguing Lerner has not been truthful with Congress or the IRS inspector general and leaked confidential tax information. Last time a referral like this happened, it was to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, who was pursued by the Department of Justice for lying to Congress but was exonerated in court....
  • BREAKING: Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Possible Criminal Prosecution

    04/09/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/9/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. In a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted this morning to immediately go into a closed session to discuss a letter proposed by the committees majority to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. When Ranking Member Sander Levin (D.-Mich.), seeking to make a point of order, repeatedly interrupted Chairman Dave Camps (R.-Mich.)...
  • [Arkansas Republican Tim] Griffin named to Ways and Means Committee

    11/30/2012 5:33:20 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 21 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | November 30, 2012 | Andrew DeMillo
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Rep. Tim Griffin, an Arkansas Republican, was named Friday to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, a move that he says rules out a run for governor or the Senate in 2014. The panel announced that Griffin, who represents central Arkansas' 2nd District, was among four new Republican members. It is the chief tax-writing committee and members are not allowed to serve on other committees unless they receive a waiver from congressional leaders. Griffin is the first congressman from Arkansas to serve on the panel since 1992 and the first Republican from the...
  • public comment DEADLINE is September 26.

    09/12/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    CCHF ^ | 9-12-12 | twila brase
    The public comment DEADLINE is September 26. There are just 2 weeks for you to tell the U.S. House committee what you think about the federal takeover of health care using health insurance exchanges. Written public testimony -- however brief -- will be accepted until Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EASTERN. Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health is holding a hearing on Obamacare's government health insurance exchanges (federal takeover centers). They selected five testifiers, and only one is likely to oppose the exchanges. That's why your help is needed.
  • Paul Ryan, Aiming for Ways & Means Instead of VP?

    06/27/2012 11:54:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/27/2012 | Erin McPike
    JANESVILLE, Wis. -- In a recent Washington Post story on Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and his vice presidential aspirations, a passage about another Capitol Hill lawmaker stood out: "Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell [have] also emerged as fixtures in the vice presidential discussion, with Ryan especially portrayed as a kindred spirit of [Mitt] Romneys, someone able to finish the top mans sentences and make him laugh. Romney and Ryan had met privately last autumn to talk about economic policy and deficits, said someone close to the candidate." Maneuvering by Romneys presidential campaign suggest that...
  • Rostenkowski's downfall charted in newly released FBI files

    06/30/2011 8:06:59 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    Per records, powerful congressman offered to quit, then fought allegations ### Mayor Richard M. Daley, right, and U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski attend a news conference together in 1993. Daley praised the longtime congressman after his death last August. ************* The theft of just $7,000 by a stamp clerk in the U.S. House Post Office mushroomed into a federal investigation that brought down one of the most powerful congressmen in the country, the late Daniel Rostenkowski of Chicago, according to records released Thursday by the FBI. The documents reveal that the FBI in 1992 was told by a "reliable source" that...
  • Rep. Charlie Rangel charged with ethics violations

    07/23/2010 3:08:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON A House investigative committee on Thursday charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel with multiple ethics violations, a blow to the former Ways and Means chairman and an election-year headache for Democrats. The committee did not immediately specify the charges against the Democrat, who has served in the House for some 40 years and is fourth in House seniority. The announcement by a four-member panel of the House ethics committee sends the case to a House trial, where a separate eight-member panel of Republicans and Democrats will decide whether the violations can be proved by clear and convincing evidence.
  • New Ways and Means Chair Rushes to Fix Tax Problem Uncovered By Press

    03/07/2010 8:55:27 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 58+ views
    The Lid/RollCall ^ | 3/7/2010 | The Lid
    Sander Levin-D Michigan, the brand spanking new Chairman of the most powerful House Ways and Means Committee, (who took over for the crazy Pete Stark, whose short one day tenure was a replacement for tax-dodging, rules breaking Charlie Rangel) had some property tax issues of his own. Well he had them until Friday when he was contacted by Roll Call and rushed to repay a Maryland property-tax credit Friday that he should not have received.
  • Why Pete Stark is staying put

    03/04/2010 1:04:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/4/10 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Pete Stark won't become interim chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Stark, D-Fremont, was the next-most-senior Democrat on the tax-writing committee after former Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., 79, who temporarily stepped aside Wednesday pending the conclusion of an Ethics Committee probe into his corporate-paid travel. House rules said Stark, 78, would automatically ascend to the chair unless he declined, or unless House Democrats voted to pass him over. But other Democrats on the committee reportedly were concerned about Stark's hot-tempered tendencies which has included some eye-watering tirades and blunt speech on the House floor, in...
  • Second Ways and Means boss ousted; Levin replaces Stark

    03/04/2010 12:37:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3-4-10 | Jay Heflin
    Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) will be the acting chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced to her caucus on Thursday. The startling announcement comes a day after Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) appeared ready to take the reins of the committee from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). Stark was the next in line for the post in terms of seniority, but some panel members recoiled at the idea of his leading the committee. Stark is known for making controversial and eccentric remarks, and in 2007 he apologized on the House floor for comments about President George W....
  • Second Ways & Means boss ousted; Levin replaces liberal Stark

    03/04/2010 7:42:26 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 2,553+ views
    Second Ways & Means boss ousted; Levin replaces liberal Stark By Jay Heflin - 03/04/10 09:57 AM ET Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that Rep. Sander Levin will be the interim Ways and Means panel chairman. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) said Pelosi made the announcement at a meeting of the caucus this morning. Etheridge said Ways and Means members gave their unanimous backing to Levin, a Michigan Democat who has been chairman of the subcommittee on trade. "Pelosi announced it in the caucus and the Ways and Means Committee just unanimously approved it," Etheridge said. The startling announcement comes a...
  • Democrats Unsure Whether Stark Fit to Replace Rangel on Tax Committee

    03/04/2010 7:08:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 864+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2010
    House Democrats on the powerful Ways and Means Committee are meeting Thursday to decide whether short-fused Rep. Pete Stark should take over as chairman for Rep. Charlie Rangel, with questions being raised about the California Democrat's temperament. Though Stark is the next most-senior member on the panel and was said to be in line for the post after Rangel stepped aside amid an ethics probe Wednesday, many Democrats are fretting that Stark is too volatile to lead such an important committee. His racially, sexually and politically charged remarks have gotten him in trouble in the past. Rep. Danny Davis,...
  • Stark Raving Stark

    03/04/2010 6:59:49 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 18 replies · 874+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/3/2010 | David Hogberg
    With Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., temporarily stepping down as chairman of the House Committee of Ways and Means under an ethics cloud, it appears Rep. Fortney Pete Stark, D-Calif., will take his place. Stark is a colorful fellow, to say the least. Below are some of his more entertaining moments.
  • Out as Ways and Means chairman, Rep. Charlie Rangel is sad, lost and alone in his own thoughts

    03/04/2010 4:38:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies · 2,700+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Richard Sisk
    Charlie Rangel was alone and lost Wednesday, an aging and now powerless pol who didn't know where to go or what to do. He had made a wrong turn coming out of a memorial service for another old bull of the House, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), and was by himself under the vast and majestic expanse of the Capitol dome. The usual scurrying aides, the armload of briefing papers, the multiple cell phones and other trappings of influence were gone. Capitol guards eyed Rangel with concern as he wandered toward unfamiliar territory on the Senate side, but they kept...
  • Pete Stark grabs House by the purse strings

    03/03/2010 3:48:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/3/10 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Pete Stark took the gavel of one of the House's most powerful committees today at least temporarily. Stark, D-Fremont, will be interim chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, with jurisdiction over all taxation and other revenue-raising measures, as well as other programs such as Social Security; Medicare; unemployment benefits; foster care and adoption programs; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program; and child-support enforcement. The committee's second-most-senior Democrat, Stark has served as the Health Subcommittee's chairman. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., temporarily gave up the committee's chair Wednesday, days after the House Ethics Committee publicly...
  • If the old Ways and Means chairman was crooked, the new one (Pete Stark) is crazy

    03/03/2010 11:14:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 558+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2010 | David Freddoso
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., is taking over for Rep. Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., as the latter eases into a questionably voluntary leave of absence from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee under a cloud of multiple scandals. What sort of chairman will Stark be? Try extremely thin-skinned edit myself for charity, "volatile." That is not intended to be a slur -- it's just true. Don't take my word for it. Here's a video of Stark telling a constituent...well, you have to hear it for yourself, you really won't believe it if I write it out: In...
  • No Joke or Exaggeration-Rangel's Replacement Pete Stark is a Raving Lunatic

    03/03/2010 10:42:06 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 779+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/3/2010 | The Lid
    File this under, be careful what you wish for. As expected Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down from the Chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee this morning. His replacement Pete Stark who is just a few fries short of a happy meal. The Hill's description is a bit more gentle. The 19-term Democrat has a penchant for making controversial remarks, and when Republicans controlled the House, Stark challenged then Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Colo.) to a fight during a Ways and Means Committee hearing Truth is this guy is CRAZY, he has thin-skin and is constantly exploding publicly into racial...
  • Rangel's replacement: Pete Stark

    03/03/2010 8:48:29 AM PST · by jessduntno · 53 replies · 1,361+ views
    politico ^ | 5 mins ago
    California Rep. Pete Stark a controversial lawmaker who has a history of volatile comments about Republicans is now chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, automatically moving up from the second slot after New York Democrat Charles Rangel relinquished his gavel Wednesday morning. It would take an affirmative action of the House to remove Stark and replace him with another member of the Ways and Means Committee, according to aides familiar with House operations. Stark, one of the chamber's most liberal, partisan and pugnacious members, has had his own recent run-in with the ethics committee, exhibiting bizarre behavior...