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Make A Difference In The Making Of United States Tax Policy

TaxConnections invites each of you to participate in an important journey that makes a difference! A journey that will engage you in the making of new tax laws in the United States. The Committee On Ways And Means is the chief tax-writing Committee of the United States House of Representatives and all Bills regarding taxation must originate in this Committee. The House Committee On Ways And Means has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs and revenue raising activities for Social Security, Unemployment Benefits, Medicare, Federal Welfare Programs, Foster and Adoption Programs, and enforcement of childcare laws.

TaxConnections has a membership base of thousands of the best and brightest tax minds throughout the United States and abroad. TaxConnections knows you are very busy so we have created a platform to make it very easy for all members to engage and send your thoughts and opinions to the policy makers as these new tax laws are being made. You have a real opportunity to educate the House Committee Members On Ways And Means and also the Senators on the Senate Finance Committee on the impact of tax policy before it becomes law!

Please follow this highly educational series called Make A Difference In The Making Of United States Tax Policy as we educate more fully our members on how new tax laws are developed and how you can have an impact on the Congressional Tax Legislative process at the House Committee On Ways And Means and the Senate Finance Committee. Our goal is to make it very easy for you to play a role in the development of United States Tax Policy by providing you valuable information and instruction.

 

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Step By Step United States Tax Legislation Process

1. President Trump Submits Tax Proposal To 115th Congress

2. Tax Proposal Forwarded To House of Representatives

3. Tax Proposal Referred To House Committee On Ways And Means

4. House Committee On Ways And Means Public Hearings Begin

5. Members Of Congress And Congressional Staffs Digest Tax Proposals

6. TaxConnections Members Submit Comments, Ideas And Positions On Tax Proposals

7. House Committee On Ways And Means Conducts Mark-Up Of A Bill, Assisted By Treasury And Congressional Tax Staffs

8. House Committee On Ways And Means Seeks Rule From House Rules Committee For Debate On House Committee On Ways And Means Approved Bill

9. House Committee On Ways And Means Committee Approved Bill Debated In The House of Representatives

10. Senate Finance Committee Schedules Public Hearings On House-Passed Bill With Treasury And Selected Public Testimony

11. Senate Finance Committee Conducts Mark-Up Sessions Assisted By Treasury And Congressional Tax Staffs

12. Senate Finance Committee Approved Bill Scheduled For Senate Floor Debate

13. A Joint Tax Conference Committee Appointed To Resolve Differences Between House And Senate Passed Bills

14. House Conference Committee Approved Bill Scheduled For House Of Representatives Floor Debate

15. House Conference Committee Approved Bill Scheduled For Senate Debate And Approval.

16. If Conference Committee Approved Bill Is Approved By Both House And Senate In Identical Form, Bill Is Enrolled, And Sent To The President For Approval And Signature.

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Meet And Contact The United States House Committee On Ways And Means

As the oldest Committee of The United States Congress, the House Committee On Ways And Means is the chief tax-writing Committee in the United States House of Representatives. The United States Constitution states that “All Bills for raising revenue shall originate in the United States House of Representatives.” The 115th Congress began at noon on January 3, 2017 and works with President Trump who was inaugurated on January 20th 2017.

Meet And Contact The Members Of House Committee On Ways And Means

Portrait of Richard Neal
Chair
Richard Neal
Democrat
MA-1
@RepRichardNeal
Portrait of Kevin Brady
Ranking Member
Kevin Brady
Republican
TX-8
@RepKevinBrady
Portrait of Earl Blumenauer
Subcommittee Chair
Earl Blumenauer
Democrat
OR-3
@BlumenauerMedia
chair, Subcommittee on Trade
Portrait of Danny Davis
Subcommittee Chair
Danny Davis
Democrat
IL-7
@RepDannyDavis
chair, Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support
Portrait of Lloyd Doggett
Subcommittee Chair
Lloyd Doggett
Democrat
TX-35
@RepLloydDoggett
chair, Subcommittee on Health
Portrait of John Larson
Subcommittee Chair
John Larson
Democrat
CT-1
@RepJohnLarson
chair, Subcommittee on Social Security
Portrait of John Lewis
Subcommittee Chair
John Lewis
Democrat
GA-5
@repjohnlewis
chair, Subcommittee on Oversight
Portrait of Mike Thompson
Subcommittee Chair
Mike Thompson
Democrat
CA-5
@RepThompson
chair, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Portrait of Vern Buchanan
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Vern Buchanan
Republican
FL-16
@VernBuchanan
ranking member, Subcommittee on Trade
Portrait of Mike Kelly
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Mike Kelly
Republican
PA-16
@MikeKellyPA
ranking member, Subcommittee on Oversight
Portrait of Devin Nunes
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Devin Nunes
Republican
CA-22
@RepDevinNunes
ranking member, Subcommittee on Health
Portrait of Tom Reed II
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Tom Reed II
Republican
NY-23
@RepTomReed
ranking member, Subcommittee on Social Security
Portrait of Adrian Smith
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Adrian Smith
Republican
NE-3
@RepAdrianSmith
ranking member, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Portrait of Jackie Walorski
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Jackie Walorski
Republican
IN-2
@RepWalorski
ranking member, Subcommittee on Worker and Family
Portrait of Jodey Arrington
Jodey Arrington
Republican
TX-19
@RepArrington
Portrait of Donald Beyer
Donald Beyer
Democrat
VA-8
@RepDonBeyer
Portrait of Brendan Boyle
Brendan Boyle
Democrat
PA-2
@CongBoyle
Portrait of Judy Chu
Judy Chu
Democrat
CA-27
@RepJudyChu
Portrait of Suzan DelBene
Suzan DelBene
Democrat
WA-1
@RepDelBene
Portrait of Ron Estes
Ron Estes
Republican
KS-4
@RepRonEstes
Portrait of Jimmy Gomez
Jimmy Gomez
Democrat
CA-34
@RepJimmyGomez
Portrait of George Holding
George Holding
Republican
NC-2
@RepHolding
Portrait of Ron Kind
Ron Kind
Democrat
WI-3
@RepRonKind
Portrait of Darin LaHood
Darin LaHood
Republican
IL-18
@RepLaHood
Portrait of Kenny Marchant
Kenny Marchant
Republican
TX-24
@RepKenMarchant
Portrait of Gwen Moore
Gwen Moore
Democrat
WI-4
@RepGwenMoore
Portrait of Tom Rice
Tom Rice
Republican
SC-7
@RepTomRice
Portrait of David Schweikert
David Schweikert
Republican
AZ-6
@RepDavid
Portrait of Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Republican
MO-8
@RepJasonSmith
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How To Address Members Of The United States Congress

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right of all citizens to communicate with their elected representatives. Congress is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Although Members of both Houses are technically Congressmen, in the public minds the word Congressmen identifies Members of the House of Representatives. However, when you refer to individual members use Congressman (Name) and Congresswoman (Name).

You may address both current and former Congressmen as Mr./Ms./Mrs./Dr. (Name) which is the same way the House of Representatives formally address each other. It is very important to make certain you are sending your message to the right person representing you in your district. The best way to do this is go to http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com/ and type in your zipcode. Once you have identified the Representative in the United States Congress for your district we will show you how to address them properly in writing.

Now that you are prepared to write a letter to your Representative, it is very helpful if you make your point clearly and succinctly when communicating with them. We have provided a Template for you to follow.

Template To To Address Members Of The United States Congress

Date
The Honorable (First Name) (Last Name)
Office Address
United States House of Representatives/United State Senate
City, State, Zip

Dear Representative/Senator ______________ :

As a [i.e. Tax Advisor/ Taxpayer ] and a constituent, I urge you to...

 • Make your point

 • Make your point

 • Make your point

Close with a strong statement on how this will benefit others by action on their part…

Sincerely,

Your Name
Your Title
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip
Your Phone Number


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