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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I have long supported removing Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. I welcome President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from this list and strongly support him in his efforts to normalize relations.
Apr 2, 2015 Press Release
Today, we witnessed what months of determined diplomacy can accomplish – the announcement of a framework for drafting a final agreement on stopping the progress by the Government of Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
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.