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  • FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then-IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.  The House is preparing to vote May 7, on holding Lerner  in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    IRS says it lost key Lerner emails

    The IRS has told Congress that it has lost some of former employee Lois G. Lerner's emails, including some covering communications with Democrats in Congress and with other parts of the government, the House's top tax-law writer said Friday.


  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, drew fire from all sides on Wednesday on Capitol Hill after outling a major plan to rewrite the nation's tax code. (Associated Press)

    Rep. Dave Camp releases tax code proposal to chorus of boos

    Rep. Dave Camp's long-awaited proposal to overhaul the tax code drew fire from all sides Wednesday for eliminating some tax breaks while raising others, signaling that the proposal is unlikely to get anywhere this year.


  • **FILE** House Ways and Means Committees Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

    Key Hill Republican demands Obamacare sign-up numbers now

    The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday demanded Obamacare enrollment figures from the Obama administration, citing reports that federal officials and contractors discussed the trickle of people gaining coverage under the law as early as Oct. 1, the first day the web-based insurance markets went live.


  • Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. (Associated Press)

    House GOP renews battle against Obama welfare waivers

    House Republicans are pushing back against President Obama's program to offer waivers to states on welfare work-requirement standards that critics say undermine a key piece of the 1996 welfare reform law.


  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, Michigan Republican, has asked the IRS to specify how it will use a half-billion dollars it's getting to implement the new health care law. Republicans are revamping their strategy against Obamacare. (Associated Press)

    GOP fighting big bucks for Obamacare

    After successfully blocking funding for the IRS to implement President Obama's health care law last year, Republicans recoiled at news this week that the administration is filtering a half-billion dollars to the agency so it can hire more agents to carry out the law's new requirements.


  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said it looks like a deal will be worked out between President Obama and Capitol Hill Republicans that would allow the three long-stalled trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to pass. "I think [members] are distracted with the debt issues," he said. "I think [the trade deals] are passed after the debt limit." (Associated Press)

    Debt crisis delays other votes

    The House Republican point man on trade said Wednesday that votes on three long-stalled agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama will be pushed back until the fall at the earliest because lawmakers working on the pacts are preoccupied with the fight over raising the federal debt limit.


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