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Medicare Payment Quirk Grabs Senate Panel's Attention
Senators on Wednesday mulled the impact of a restriction in Medicare payment policies that has riled both hospitals and patients.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Federal Contracts to Companies Moving Abroad
A group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to prohibit federal contracts to multinational companies that use corporate inversions to cut their tax rates.
Bill addressing admission status receives praise
A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions
Democrats in Congress are trying again to prevent the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that save taxes by moving their legal addresses outside the U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas are slated to introduce legislation today that would create a government-wide ban on contracts with such ... (more)
Final Regulations on Premium Tax Credits Allow Domestic Violence Survivors to Access ACA Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have released final regulations on the Premium Tax Credit for health insurance, including rules that allow victims of domestic violence to claim the credit.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
School Tax Breaks Get House Support as Democrats Object
The House of Representatives voted to expand and simplify tax breaks for education as Republicans continue to pass piecemeal tax bills while Congress is deadlocked on broader changes to the U.S. tax code.
The Washington Post
Dems to GOP: Sorry, no easy way out on immigration
As House Republicans struggle to figure out whether their proposed response to the border crisis can pass the House, given opposition to action among conservatives, it's increasingly likely they'll need House Dems to get anything through the lower chamber.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Dems push back against deploying National Guard to border
House Democrats are lining up in staunch opposition to the Republicans' push to send the National Guard to the southern border.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Taylor makes history
The three-term councilwoman is the first black woman to be San Antonio's mayor. Taylor represents the East Side's District 2 and is an urban planner who teaches classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Gov. Perry to deploy Texas National Guard troops for border crisis
Perry said the extra troops, to be mobilized in the next month, were needed because a huge influx of unaccompanied minors threatened to distract the Border Patrol from their mission of apprehending dangerous criminals associated with Mexican drug cartels and affiliated gangs who see the crisis as an opportunity to penetrate the stretched U.S.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Department of Commerce
Building Infrastructure to Strengthen Environmental Resiliency
Environmental sustainability is a priority for the Department of Commerce and EDA.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
House Republicans vote for business tax cut
House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.
Faster tax write-offs for equipment purchases pass in House
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to let companies write off more than half the cost of investments in the first year, providing a tax boost to businesses.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Obama goes to Congress to address his 'Katrina moment'
CHRIS UHLMANN: In the United States, president Barack Obama is dealing with his own border problems.
Obama asks Congress for $3.7B for border reform
President Obama Tuesday requested emergency funding for immigration and border issues, mostly to keep more kids from coming and to send back home the kids who are already here.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
St. Cloud Times
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Your Turn: CEO 'performance pay' needs amending CEO 'performance pay' needs amending Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/07/04/turn-ceo-performance-pay-needs-amending/12233061/ Your Turn Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, says serious changes need to be made to the U.S.' tax code to ensure taxpayers aren't ... (more)