Despite opposition from many Democrats, the Senate voted 64-33 Sept. 12 to confirm Charles Rettig as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Rettig’s confirmation gives the IRS its first full-time commissioner in nearly a year. He will take over an agency charged with implementing the most significant tax code overhaul in 30 years. The… Read more »

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to pass its “Tax 2.0” package that would make permanent already-passed tax changes for individuals and small businesses and make it easier for families to save for retirement. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said the three bills that make up “Tax 2.0” collectively build… Read more »

For their efforts to strengthen and save lives, American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Insulin for Life, Endocrine Society, T1D Exchange, Research!America, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists have earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for their Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition’s (DDRC) 2017 response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and… Read more »

House leaders have laid out plans to pass several “minibus” packages to fund government agencies before government funding expires on Sept. 30. Various policy disputes and the White House are complicating the process, however. Spending negotiations have slowed since Congress’s return from August recess due to debate over dozens of policy riders and President Trump’s… Read more »

House GOP leaders are still planning a vote on a second round of tax cuts this month, despite the potential conflict for House Republicans running close races in high-tax blue states this fall. The “Tax 2.0” package would make permanent all the individual tax changes in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including a… Read more »