Ways and Means Committee approved the JOBS for Success Act (H.R. 5861)

The JOBS for Success Act, sponsored by Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE), reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in order to help close the jobs gap – the difference between employers’ increasing demand for workers in a strong economy and the relatively low percent of[…]

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House stalls on tax relief for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria victims

Democrats criticized a Republican-crafted disaster tax relief package Monday for providing victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria with benefits that were not approved after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The opposition kept the bill, which was introduced Friday and brought up under a special procedure, from getting the needed two-thirds majority needed for passage as[…]

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