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California Rep. Devin Nunes, who raised $1.43 million in the first quarter, says he’s worked hard to build a national donor network.

Nunes tops Ways and Means fundraising as GOP weathers PAC ‘pause’

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal says additional child care funding is needed given the struggles of working women during a pandemic that has led to the unavailability of child care.

Neal unveils paid leave, child care plan ahead of Biden speech

Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, doesn't see eye to eye with ranking member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, on inequities in the tax code.

Axing ‘SALT’ limit would widen income gap, witness tells panel

Rep. Tom Suozzi says the aim of the SALT Caucus, which he co-chairs, is to raise awareness and support for repeal of the $10,000 SALT limitation on state and local tax deductions.

Key Democrats flex ‘SALT’ muscles ahead of infrastructure debate

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will not seek a 14th term in 2022.

Brady decision not to seek another term opens top GOP post on Ways and Means

Biden is scheduled to speak about his infrastructure proposal Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

GOP response puts Biden infrastructure plan on road to reconciliation

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, here with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer outside the Capitol on March 10, says his legislation would “end our rigged tax code.”

Sanders rolls out nearly $3 trillion in tax increase proposals

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in favor of a proposed repeal of a tax on sports betting.

House Democrats roll out their wish lists for Ways and Means

IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig is scheduled to testify before a House panel on Thursday.

IRS to postpone April 15 tax-filing deadline by a month

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, center, backs tougher curbs on compensation deductions by big companies.

Tightened executive pay limits tucked into coronavirus aid bill

A Lyft passenger is seen on Fourth Street Northeast in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 28.

Gig workers would pay higher taxes under coronavirus aid bill

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, walks through the Senate Reception Room as budget votes get underway on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Parties make more ‘Byrd rule’ arguments to parliamentarian

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., released a package of recommendations for the coronavirus relief bill Democrats are putting together.

Democrats’ coronavirus relief plan would curb tax payments for high earners

New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer says budget reconciliation may be necessary to get a repeal of the cap on state and local tax deductions through.

State and local tax deduction cap back in play for coronavirus relief package

Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in 2017 while she was Federal Reserve chairwoman.

Yellen confirmed as first female Treasury secretary

Janet Yellen, nominee for Treasury secretary, and retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, Joe Biden's pick to be Defense secretary, attend Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

Yellen wins unanimous Senate panel backing for Treasury post

President Joe Biden signs documents in the Capitol after his inauguration on Wednesday.

Biden orders will boost food aid, change rules for federal workers

House Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. Scott, D-Va., plans to introduce legislation to rescue failing union pension plans.

Democrats eye union pension rescue as part of coronavirus aid

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be  Treasury secretary, participates remotely in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on January 19, 2021.

Yellen could win swift confirmation as first female Treasury secretary

Rep. Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., pushed for a tax fix for a constituent, other apartment developers.

Rental property owners get late assist in year-end spending law

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., and other Missouri lawmakers have been pushing a carpenters’ pension fix.

Midwestern carpenters would get relief in year-end tax package

Wyden says measure will ease transition to "low-carbon economy."

Craft brewers, railroads and more to see permanent tax breaks

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby says it’s “not impossible, but it would be difficult” to reach agreement on the 12 spending bills by Friday.

Familiar holdups threaten omnibus; tax extenders also at risk

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is the chamber's fourth-ranking Democrat.

Stabenow says smaller coronavirus relief bill better than nothing

Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol Visitor Center on July 24, 2020.

Neal eyes massive coronavirus relief, climate and infrastructure package

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, attends the second day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 13, 2020.

Crapo poised for starring role in economic, health care policy

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., top left, and ranking member Kevin Brady, R-Texas, released the large, bipartisan bill in the rancorous week before an election.

Top House tax writers unveil retirement savings proposal

Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., wants to keep remote workers and employers from getting taxed in multiple states and localities during the pandemic.

House Democrats float tax compromises in coronavirus relief talks

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves the Capitol after a memorial service for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 25, 2020.

Analysts: Biden tax plans will raise less money, hit rich harder

Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., says tax extenders are definitely on the lame-duck agenda.

Expiring breaks for brewers, airlines driving tax extenders push

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the divide on taxes reflects a difference in values.

Pessimism creeps into revived coronavirus relief bill talks

Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., left, talks with Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., during a House Ways and Means hearing on March 3, 2020.

Pension negotiators restart talks with eyes on the calendar

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference after the Senate Republican luncheon in the Hart Building on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

‘Skinny’ coronavirus relief bill blocked in Senate

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Senate GOP seeks unity ahead of Thursday vote on ‘skinny’ coronavirus relief bill

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is sounding more comfortable with a revised COVID-19 aid package.

‘Skinny’ coronavirus relief plan grows slightly; Senate to vote Thursday

Former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden retirement proposal would upend traditional 401(k) plans

Massachusetts Rep. Richard E. Neal, shown here on July 24, is being challenged by Alex Morse in a Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

Progressives eye ‘sea change’ at powerful House committee

Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser, wants to return to Bush-era capital gains tax rates. But he'll need help from Congress.

Social Security’s safe with us, Mnuchin says

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is in charge of fleshing out the finer points of President Trump's payroll tax plan.

Self-employed won’t get to defer taxes under Trump’s payroll break

Stephen Moore, pictured in a 2016 interview with CQ Roll Call.

Legality of potential payroll tax move seen as ‘dubious’

“We ought to honor corporations that are doing everything they can not to lay off people,” Senate Finance Chairman Charles E. Grassley says of expanding employee retention tax credits.

Amid virus aid divide, parties find common ground on tax breaks

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford recently backed out of the running to head congressional watchdog panel.

Fed, Treasury using virus aid funds sparingly: oversight panel

A new flag is raised in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to replace Mississippi's state flag bearing a Confederate emblem.

Mississippi flag bearing Confederate emblem is removed from Senate building

The Valero oil refinery in Houston in April. Oil companies, including Valero, have gone to court to press their claims to alternative fuels tax credits for butane-gasoline mixtures.

Oil companies press legal challenge to butane tax credit denial

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., is a member of both the Banking Committee and the new oversight panel created by March virus aid law.

Virus aid oversight report raises questions before key hearing

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says lack of congressional action risks turning illiquid firms into insolvent ones.

Fed’s Powell to Congress: Economy needs more fiscal relief

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard M. Neal, D-Mass., included a laundry list of Democratic tax priorities in new coronavirus aid bill.

Big boosts for families, pensions, blue states in new virus aid proposal

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., attends a news conference at the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 6, 2016.

Pent-up tax demands could resurface in House Democrats’ aid bill

Sen. Patrck J. Toomey, R-Pa., was selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on what's supposed to be a five-member oversight commission.

Oversight panel to miss deadline set by coronavirus aid package

Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairwoman Sheila Bair has been floated as a possible pick to lead a new oversight panel for rescue package funding.

Pelosi: Oversight commission chief selection coming ‘soon’