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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 11
American families could be waiting weeks or months to receive their tax refunds thanks to the . Ranking Member is pushing for answers on how they’re protecting taxpayers who will be left hamstrung by Trump’s temper tantrum.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 10
Ranking Member in this morning: it’s time for a Green New Deal, and a carbon free future begins with fundamentally reforming energy tax incentives.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 3
Replying to @SenateFinance
Families could face an even greater risk of having to pay these high penalties because the IRS is hamstrung by the .
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 3
🚨This upcoming tax season, an estimated 30 million taxpayers will be forced to pay unexpected tax bills thanks to the .🚨 Ranking Member is demanding that the drop these unexpected penalties.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 3
Replying to @RonWyden
Ranking Member originally introduced this legislation during the 2016 presidential elections when it became clear that Trump would continue to keep his shady deals & connections hidden.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 3
Replying to @SenateFinance
The public deserves full transparency when it comes to financial connections & deals their president might be involved in. Passing the Presidential Tax Transparency Act MUST be a priority for Congress before the 2020 elections.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jan 3
Ranking Member today introduced his bill to require sitting presidents & presidential nominees to publicly release their tax returns. This bill will shed much-needed light on Trump’s financial dealings that could influence his decisions as president.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 20
Replying to @SenateFinance
A new Senate Finance Committee report reveals how since the became law, America’s debt has skyrocketed, while workers have been stranded by broken promises.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 20
A year ago today, Republicans in Congress blew a $2 trillion hole in the budget in order to pay for a giveaway to the wealthy and well connected.
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STAT Dec 19
In 2016 alone, Medicare spent more than $2.1 billion on Pfizer's drug Lyrica — which attributes to "consistent and egregious price increases." Now, he wants answers.
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Paul McLeod Dec 19
Senate Democrats (Patty Murray, Joe Manchin and Ron Wyden) will ask the Senate to get involved in the Obamacare lawsuit, which just saw a Texas judge rule the ACA must be thrown out. The White House has not defended the ACA, and instead argued it should be struck down.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 18
Ranking Member introduced legislation today to help workers save for retirement and repay student loans by incentivizing employers to match their employee’s retirement savings.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Trump’s dark money policy reinforces that corruption in the system. It concentrates power in the hands of those special interests that can afford to cut a big check and buy the election results they want. It takes power away from individual people.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Colleagues, the dark money rule change feeds right into this system of malignant, secretive politics that Americans are sick of. And it gets to the heart of a larger problem. Across the country, our right to vote, our elections, and our democracy are under assault.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Colleagues, one thing is clear to me from my conversations with voters in Oregon this election season. What voters DO NOT want is more secret spending from more anonymous wealthy donors and foreigners leading to more political advertising.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: If the dark money rule change is no big deal then why did the Trump admin work so hard to block the Congress from challenging it? They keep the rule change off the official books for as long as they could, presumably hoping to run out the clock on our oversight.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: I take a back seat to nobody on the issue of privacy rights in America. But allowing foreigners and mega-wealthy corporations to buy elections in secrecy is not a matter of privacy -- it’s a position of anti-democracy.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Now, since this is a tax policy change, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Finance Committee, where we do a lot of work on issues dealing with tax exemptions. But let’s make one thing clear -- this change got no debate in the Finance Committee.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Even if the IRS and state tax authorities suspect a particular spending group is guilty of wrongdoing, they won’t know who provided its cash.
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Senate Finance Cmte Dec 12
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Shadowy political spending groups used to be required under tax laws to disclose the identities of their major donors. After this recent change they won’t have to disclose at all.
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