On February 25, 2015, the House Agriculture Committee will hold the first of several hearings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Every indication is that Republicans will try to cut this critical program that serves over 46 million people a year. I will fight any proposed changes that make it more difficult for the hungry in America to get the food they need.
The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20, 2015. Here you will find helpful information about filing your taxes as an individual, self-employed or small business, corporation, or non-profit. You can also learn more about Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions. It is important to note that under the Affordable Care Act, most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2014.
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Mar 24, 2015 Press Release
We shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of poor and working families. They didn’t cause the financial crisis and they shouldn’t be the ones forced to get us out of this mess.
Mar 9, 2015 Press Release
I congratulate the Colombian government and the FARC negotiating teams for reaching this historic agreement to begin the removal of anti-personnel landmines throughout Colombia. After Afghanistan, Colombia is the most mine-affected country in conflict in the world, and it will take many years to fully remove all landmines from Colombia. This concrete agreement also contributes to even greater confidence that the negotiations are serious, are moving forward and that a final peace accord will be achieved.
Today, Congressman Jim McGovern released a bipartisan letter signed by 67 Members of Congress to King Salman, the new King of Saudi Arabia, encouraging him to advocate for human rights and democratic reforms in his country.
Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Later this morning, I will join my colleague, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, at DC Central Kitchen to officially re-launch the House Hunger Caucus. I couldn’t be happier that we are continuing this important bipartisan Caucus in the 114th Congress. I’m thrilled to have her partnership in this Caucus and I look forward to working with her. I encourage my House colleagues to join the House Hunger Caucus. As Members, we don’t have to agree on everything to agree on something. Ending hunger should be something that we can all agree on.