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    Heritage’s Macroeconomic Estimate of Camp’s Tax Reform Proposal

    The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis recently completed a preliminary macroeconomic analysis of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp’s (R–MI) Tax Reform Act of 2014. This draft proposal includes comprehensive tax reform to federal treatment on individual income, business income, and corporate income and is motivated by … More

    Conservative Coalition Forces Delay of Flood Insurance Bill

    House leaders scrubbed a vote today on a bill to continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners, after criticism from a coalition of conservatives that the measure blocks reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program enacted in 2012. The Foundry reported Tuesday evening that 28 members of … More

    Obama’s Retirement Caps Send a Message to Future Retirees: Save Less (VIDEO)

    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Even as many warn of an impending retirement crisis, the Obama Administration wants to impose limits on how much Americans are allowed to save for their own retirement. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com The President’s proposed budget, scheduled for release on March 4, … More

    Congress Flooded with Flip-Floppers

    Nothing unites political actors in Washington like legislation designed to wash away the smallest smattering of reform. In 2011, the House took near-unanimous action to reform a program most Americans had never heard of: the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In theory, a flood insurance system charging homeowners a fair … More

    Obama’s Massive 'Unified' Transportation Plan Would Hurt Commuters, Businesses

    If you set aside $50,000 dollars for your child’s college education, would you want to be forced to give a large portion of that money to pay for the college costs of someone else’s child? If you bought a new car, would you want to have to let your roommate—who … More

    Funding the Medicare SGR Fix: Forget the “Funny Money”

    House and Senate leaders have forged a bill (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) to repeal Medicare’s unworkable physician payment update formula, known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). While the flawed SGR should be repealed, it should be done right. The legislation, however, falls far short of what should be done. Moreover, … More

    Tax Reform at Last?

    Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R) of Michigan jumpstarts the tax reform debate. It’s about time. The tax code stables in Washington haven’t been cleaned out since 1986—more than a quarter century ago, when Ronald Reagan was President. Since then, year after year, the tax code … More

    Are You Being Represented?

    Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country? Lately, the President has been advocating amnesty and a minimum wage hike. He had a rare private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday to discuss these and other issues. Here’s the problem with these priorities: Very … More

    Stand by Flood Insurance Reforms, Conservative Leaders Urge House

    A coalition of conservative leaders today said the House should reject legislation that would continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners. Taxpayers, they stress, already are on the hook for $24 billion. “Members of the House should reject all forms of this bill and put an end … More

    Pawlenty Joins the Fight to End Fannie and Freddie

    Two Financial Services Roundtable executives, former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R–MN) and former Navy Secretary John Dalton, have penned an article that highlights the key points in the housing finance reform debate. In particular, the article pointedly calls for an end to the government guarantees of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae … More