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House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Examines Retirement Security

March 13, 2019

On February 6, 2019, the House Committee on Ways and Means (the Committee) convened a hearing entitled, “Improving Retirement Security for America’s Workers.”

Joint Committee on Taxation Releases Document on Estimating the Revenue Effects of Changes in RMD Rules

March 13, 2019

On February 22, 2019, the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a document providing some insights into the JCT revenue estimating process.

Second Shutdown Averted, Congress Slow to Consider Tax Issues

March 13, 2019

In an eleventh hour push to prevent a second government shutdown, on February 14, 2019, Congress passed a major spending bill funding nine departments and numerous agencies through September 30, 2019.

Several States Consider Proposals for Mandatory Auto-IRA Programs as Existing Programs Gain Momentum

March 13, 2019

2019 is proving to be an active year for the introduction of state legislation that would create a state-run mandatory auto-IRA program.

116th Congress Convenes; Organization Slowed Down by Partial Shutdown

February 15, 2019

Members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2019 for the opening of the 116th Congress, albeit under unusual circumstances with the federal government under a partial shutdown.