Category Archives: Taxes

H.R.1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States.” The Securities and Exchange Commission, […]

H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 Brief – CRS explains, “This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for the establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans sponsored by business associations. To that […]

H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 Brief – Update July 25, 2017 – HR 1628 has now become the vehicle for the Senate effort to real and replace the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Amendments to this bill by the Senate during the week ending July 28th […]

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act – March 13, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act –  March 13, 2017 CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting the legislation—which would repeal or modify many provisions of the Affordable Care Act—would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade. CBO and JCT estimate that […]

Repeal and Replace

  Who is covered, by how much, and who is not. ACA provides insurance premium support for low and moderate income persons and families based on income; the less you make the more you get. Those above the income cap would not receive subsidies and would be subject to premium increases levied by the insurers. […]

H.R. 71 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 6, 2017 H.R. 71 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act Brief – The committee report explains, “H.R. 71, the Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, expands the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA) to provide more information about cost and performance of federal programs online, such as program activities, funding amounts, performance information on […]

H.R.2028 -Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.2028 – Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017t, 2017 Brief – This bill is the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution to fund the Government until April  , 2017. The CR is called ‘The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017. Actual CR spending amounts […]

H.Res.828 – Impeaching John Andrew Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.Res.828 – Impeaching John Andrew Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Brief – RESOLUTION Impeaching John Andrew Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Resolved, That John Andrew Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, is impeached […]

H.R.5015 – Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.5015 – Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 Brief – The bill aims ‘To restore amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries, and for other purposes.’ Congress finds ‘Since 1991, […]

H.R.954 – CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 30, 2016 H.R.954 – CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016 Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO–OP) program.” […]