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How much money will you get with the Inflation Reduction Act?

This savings calculator from Rewiring of America [in English and Spanish] allows homeowners to calculate how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will permit them to save thousands of dollars on the upfront costs of electric machines (how we power our cars, heat our air and water, cook our food, dry our clothes and get our… Continue Reading

Ways and Means Committee Votes to Release Investigation of the IRS’s Mandatory Audit Program Under the Prior Administration

WASHINGTON, DC, December 30 2022 — The Ways and Means Committee voted to publicly release the Committee’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Mandatory Audit Program under the prior administration. The Committee’s investigation found the mandatory program was dormant, at best, with only one audit opened while the former President was in office, and… Continue Reading

Subpoenaed Fossil Fuel Documents Reveal an Industry Stuck in the Past

The Intercept: “…As part of its investigation into climate disinformation, the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed documents in November 2021 from four of the world’s largest oil companies; their U.S. trade association, the American Petroleum Institute; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The chamber did not comply with the subpoena, but the rest submitted a variety… Continue Reading

Bipartisan bill awards Congressional Gold Medal to last living Nuremberg prosecutor

JNS: “U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) on Thursday were joined by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in announcing their bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg trials prosecutor. Over the course of his life, Ferencz has advocated… Continue Reading

Jan. 6 committee tackled unprecedented attack with time-tested inquiry

Via LLRX – Jan. 6 committee tackled unprecedented attack with time-tested inquiry – Claire Leavitt, Assistant Professor of Government, Smith College, presents an overview of the broad investigative powers of the Congress from the 1920s to the present. The latest investigation may be its most consequential to date. After 18 months, more than 1,200 interviews… Continue Reading

Release of Select Committee Materials – Additional Witness Testimony Transcripts

Dec 22, 2022 – Washington —”Today, the Select Committee made public additional transcripts of witness testimony that was gathered over the course of the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol These records can now be found on the Select Committee’s website: Cassidy Hutchinson, September 14, 2022, September 15, 2022.… Continue Reading

Final Report Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol

FINAL REPORT – Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, December 22, 2022, 117th Congress Second Session, House Report 117-000 [845 pages /PDF]…[NANCY PELOSI – Speaker of the House] When I think back to January 6th, after nearly a year and a half of investigation, I am frightened about… Continue Reading

Document: Report on Trump’s Tax Returns

Ways and Means Committee report on Trump Taxes Joint Committee on Taxation summary of Trump’s returns. WSJ$ – Donald and Melania Trump Reported Negative Income In Four Years From 2015 Through 2020. “The Trumps paid some form of taxes every year, but paid $750 or less in income taxes in three of the six years.”… Continue Reading

Jan 6th Committee Releases 34 Witness Transcripts

Release of Select Committee Materials Dec 21, 2022 Washington: “Today, the Select Committee had made public 34 transcripts [with redactions] of witness testimony that was gathered over the course of the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. These 34 records can be found on the Select Committee’s website.” Continue Reading

Summary of Trump Taxes Released

Axios: “House Ways and Means Committee Democrats voted Tuesday to release to the public several years worth of Donal Trump’s tax returns in the days ahead, ending the long-running battle over the documents’ secrecy. “Lawmakers said it would take some time to first redact sensitive information from the documents, such as Trump’s Social Security number… Continue Reading

New Senate Appropriations Bill Includes Reform to Electoral Count Act

$75 Million for Election Security: Brennan Center Reacts – “The Senate just released an appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. It includes the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act and $75 million in funding for election security and infrastructure.  Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, had the following reaction:… Continue Reading