Support our National Guard and Reserves

Every month, our hardworking and dedicated members of the National Guard and Reserves give up what would otherwise be a relaxing weekend at home with family and friends to travel to their drill weekends. This training often requires driving beyond the normal commuting distances and therefore the expenses exceed the member’s monthly drill pay.

Read More

Prevent Bonuses for Senior IRS Employees

Please join me in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to include language in fiscal year 2017 which would prohibit senior executives within the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) from receiving bonuses.

Read More

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Jobs for Veterans Act

Through their service on the battlefield, veterans develop unique skills and superior leadership capabilities that are extremely valuable in the civilian workforce. However, the transition from the military is difficult and veterans often face long periods of unemployment. That is why I am reintroducing the Jobs for Veterans Act to give employers incentive to hire returning soldiers – a win-win solution that enables veterans to find employment and business owners to capitalize on the skills veterans have to offer. The Jobs for Veterans Act includes the following provisions in order to create a Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC):

Creates a $5,000 nonrefundable tax credit for employers who hire a returning veteran for more than 10 weeks/400 hours of work.
Allows the credit to be carried over to subsequent years.
Extends the credit through 2019, to encourage employers to hire future returning veterans.
Allows the credit to be claimed in addition to existing WOTCs for disabled veterans, so as not to discourage the hiring of disabled veterans.

Read More

SUPPORT FUNDING FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

Please support funding for the Internal Revenue Service by signing the letter below addressed to the Financial Services Appropriation Subcommittee Chair and Ranking Member requesting $12.3 billion for Fiscal Year 2017. The $12.3 billion request is equal to the level of funds recommended in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission.

Read More

Allow Seniors & Rural Americans Full and Free Access to Tax Forms

As we begin a new tax season, it is important to consider the unique needs of seniors and others living in our districts who may lack the ability to find tax information and filing instructions online. As you may know, over 25% of Americans lack regular access to the Internet, and 50% of seniors do not own a computer.

Read More