Effort to Extend Enhanced Child Tax Credit Mounts, Key Dems Involved
Numerous key Democratic Congresspeople have gotten involved in a mounting effort to extend President Biden's enhanced child tax credit (CTC), which played a role in reducing child poverty nationwide.
UPDATE: All Polls Agree as to the Impact the Abortion Ruling Will Have on Mid Terms
We evaluated every poll we could find that asked American voters which issues would be most important to them in deciding which way they voted in the November mid-term elections – this is unanimously what they said.
U.S. Senate Officially Addresses “Billionaire Tax Evasion Scheme” In 23-Page Report
The United States Senate has officially addressed the shell bank loophole, a "billionaire tax evasion scheme" that is impacting all American taxpayers. In an official report entitled simply, "The Shell Bank Loophole," the Senate Finance Committee has determined that a "billionaire tax evasion scheme exposes how weak enforcement of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act enables wealthy tax cheats to hide income offshore."
Amid PA Campaign, Dr. Oz Faces Huge New Tax Break Controversy In FL
Dr. Mehmet Oz is facing a huge new tax break controversy in Florida amid his Pennsylvania political campaign, which has also drawn tax scrutiny. Oz, a retired cardiothoracic surgeon and Turkish-American television personality known for his series Dr. Oz, is set to receive a huge tax exemption on his Palm Beach County mansion.
Two Former Government Leaders Honored At Heart Mountain, Wyoming
Site of an American concentration camp of World War II. Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park(Image is author's) Not far from the famous Yellowstone National Park is a place called Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Barracks and other temporary buildings were constructed there during World War II. Heart Mountain was one of ten American concentration camps which held Japanese Americans and immigrants from Japan as prisoners during the war years.
U.S. Congressman "Defied Property Tax Law" For Nearly a Decade
U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of Texas has "defied property tax law" for nearly a decade by claiming two homestead exemptions. 54-year-old Democrat Gonzalez represents Texas's 15th District in the United States House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2017.
New Legislation Would Hit Assault Weapon Manufacturers With 20% Tax
Under new proposed federal legislation, assault weapon manufacturers would be hit with a 20% tax. Following a three-month-long government investigation into the gun manufacturing industry after a rash of shooting incidents this year -- including the now-infamous Uvalde, TX school shooting and a mall shooting incident in Greenwood, IN -- House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) is introducing two new pieces of legislation.
Biden's 'Transformational' Inflation Reduction Act
If you are like me, you have been struggling to make ends meet and carpooling to save money on gas. Our family has even benched a vehicle for having too high of an MPG rating. Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. Do you know what it does?
The Wyoming Republican Primary Election Will Be Interesting
Liz Cheney is hoping to retain her seat in Congress. Wyoming Mountain Scene(Image is author's) Wyoming is one of several states which only has one member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Although every state has two Senators, the number of House members is determined by the population of the state. Because of their lower population, Wyoming has Liz Cheney as its lone House member.
House Convenes Special Session For Inflation Reduction Act Vote
The United States House of Representatives is convening a special session to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which was already been approved by the United States Senate on August 8, 2022.
Pass Through Tax Break Limits Extended, "Uber-Wealthy" Hit Hardest
In a change to the original version of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, pass through tax break limits have been extended for another two years in a move that majorly impacts the "uber-wealthy," according to a report by CNBC.
Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Congress Can Obtain Trump's IRS Tax Records
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that the United States House of Representatives can obtain former President Donald Trump's tax records from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
OPINION: Insulin - Just Another Political Chess Piece
So why would Senate Republicans shut down a price cap on insulin in an election year? Because Senate Democrats are the ones who introduced it, that's why. What a bunch of jerks right? In a 3 card Monte game of political wins and losses (that's what our government has become) you can't let "the other guys" have a win. But what about us...you know, the people? Can we win one for once? Neither Republicans nor Democrats actually lost here but you know who did? Anyone who needs or has a family member who needs insulin to survive. The Democrats did manage to get the insulin price capped for Medicare recipients but for the millions who have private insurance? No such luck.
Officer killed in Boulder mass shooting once told mom that waiting for backup was 'worse than death'
(Boulder, CO.) The mother of fallen Police Officer Eric Talley who was among 10 who died in a mass shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers last year said she talked with her son about the possibility of him responding to such a scene.
Discover Winners & Losers of Inflation Reduction Act Passing Despite "Unanimous Republican Opposition"
Despite the "unanimous Republican opposition" reported by People Magazine, the United States Senate has passed Democrats' highly-publicized Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. In late July and early August, it initially looked like two key centrist Democrats -- Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) -- would be holdouts on the sweeping bill, which addresses everything from climate change to healthcare costs, but both Senators' votes were eventually secured.
Sinema Reaches Deal With Schumer, Paves the Way For Inflation Act to Pass
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has reached a deal with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), paving the way for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to pass in Congress. Earlier this week, it was reported Capitol Hill Democrats were scrambling for Senator Sinema's crucial vote on the bill following Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) surprising support in late July.
Liz Cheney Spoke at a Ceremony at Heart Mountain, Wyoming
It was the site of a World War II American concentration camp. Liz Cheney Speaking(Image is author's) Although she is very busy with a contentious Republican primary election in Wyoming where she is fighting for reelection to her seat in the United States House of Representatives, Liz Cheney took time out of her busy schedule to join with the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Foundation to honor some past national leaders. Cheney is Wyoming's sole Representative. She won her last election by a large margin.
Faith Group Calls on Senators Blackburn, Hagerty to Support Inflation Reduction Act
Southern Christian Coalition points to "Christian values" in climate, healthcare effort. Pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition are calling on Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty to support President Biden's "Inflation Reduction Act," a legislative effort designed to address issues around climate change and healthcare by using tax policy to fund key budget priorities.
Stimulus Update: How To Determine If You're Getting Stimulus Money
With COVID-19 leading to lockdowns, financial burdens on Americans and everyone else as well have been abundant. Luckily, financial relief came to some Americans' bank accounts. Many people received 1-3 federal stimulus checks totaling thousands of dollars to help them cope with the massive loss of income and other financial consequences of COVID-19.
Opinion: Should Nancy Pelosi Resign Over Taiwan Visit?
Despite numerous warnings from Biden administration officials, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Taiwan as part of her Asia tour. Pelosi met with Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, and assured her of the US's support despite China's growing rhetoric, per the New York Times. "The world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy," she said. "America's determination to preserve democracy here in Taiwan and around the world remains ironclad."