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Ferguson, LaHood, GOP Colleagues Introduce the Bringing Back American Jobs Through Intellectual Property Repatriation Act

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U.S. Representatives Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Bringing Back American Jobs Through Intellectual Property Repatriation Act, which will remove obstacles within the tax code to incentivize American businesses to return valuable intellectual property to the United States. This bill will support increased research and inn...

Ferguson Introduces the Providing Tax Clarity for Digital Assets Act

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U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Congressman Wiley Nickel (D-NC) recently introduced H.R. 8149, the Providing Tax Clarity for Digital Assets Act, a bipartisan bill that would clarify within the tax code that digital asset rewards be collected at the point of sale and codifies staking rewards as created property. The bill also explicitly prevents any future situations of double taxation an...

Ferguson’s Statement on the Passing of LaGrange Mayor Willie Edmondson

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) today released the following statement on the passing of LaGrange Mayor Willie Edmondson: “I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing of LaGrange Mayor Willie Edmondson. Dr. Edmondson was a dear friend and a true leader in our community – serving as a LaGrange city councilman for 24 years before being elected mayor in 2023. Whether it was his service as pastor to his ...

Ferguson, Carter Hold Moment of Silence on House Floor Honoring Georgia Army Reservists Killed in Jordan

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Today, Congressmen Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) led the Georgia Congressional Delegation in a moment of silence on the House floor, honoring Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders of Waycross, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett of Savannah, who were killed during an Iran-back terrorist attack in Jordan on January 28, 2024. “Today on the Hou...

Ferguson Not Seeking Re-election in 2024

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“Upon the conclusion of the 118th Congress, I will be retiring from the House of Representatives. Serving the wonderful constituents of Georgia’s Third District has been the honor of a lifetime. I have been blessed to have worked with such a talented and dedicated staff in my District and D.C. offices. Serving on the Ways and Means Committee has allowed me to focus on tax, trade, and healthcare – ...

More than 1 million are waiting for Social Security to process initial disability claims. The consequences are ‘devastating,’ lawmaker says

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By: Lorie Konish CNBC If you’ve applied for Social Security disability benefits and are still waiting for an answer, you’re not alone. “For the first time in history, more than 1 million people are waiting on the Social Security Administration to process their initial disability claim,” Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., chair of the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee, said at a hearing las...

Lawmakers grill Social Security leader over disability system’s failures

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By: Lisa Rein The Washington Post Lawmakers from both parties Thursday pressed a top Social Security Administration official to defend what they described as widespread failures in the disability benefits system, from chronic claims backlogs to growing customer service phone delays. Instead of recovering from pandemic closures and slowdowns, Social Security’s drawn-out claims system has treaded wa...

Ferguson, Bonamici, and Guthrie Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) today reintroduced the PARTNERS Act, a bipartisan bill that would establish a grant program to help small and medium-sized businesses develop work-based learning programs. The bill would also provide mentoring and support services for workers. “In order to stay competitive on the world sta...

GUTHRIE, BONAMICI, AND FERGUSON INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO EXPAND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

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By: Shannon Presley WCLU Radio Today, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), and Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) reintroduced the PARTNERS Act, a bipartisan bill which would establish a grant program to help small and medium-sized businesses develop work-based learning programs in addition to providing mentoring and support services for workers. Guthrie, Bonami...

Ferguson Statement on Speaker Vote

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U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) today released the following statement regarding the Speaker of the House vote: “As the Republican Conference designee, I supported Congressman Jordan on the first ballot. Following the first vote, I had genuine concerns about the threatening tactics and pressure campaigns Jordan and his allies were using to leverage members for their votes. I discussed this ...

Ferguson Introduces Bipartisan Downward Attribution Technical Correction

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-D), Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R-CA), and Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-D) today introduced the legislation that would address the uncertainty in present law that would cause some U.S. business taxpayers to face an unexpected and unknowable tax liability due to the mec...

Ferguson Joins Salazar in Reintroducing the Crucial Communism Teaching Act

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and 26 colleagues recently reintroduced H.R. 5349, the Crucial Communism Teaching (CCT) Act. The CCT Act makes educational materials available through the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to help educate middle and high school students about the dangers of communism and totalitarianism, and how they are contrary to...

Ferguson, Sánchez Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Allow Tax Deductions for Expenses Related to Funeral and Cemetery Trusts

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) recently introduced legislation that would restore appropriate tax deductions for advisory expenses related to funeral and cemetery trusts. "From my time as a mayor, I understand firsthand the financial responsibility that goes along with maintaining community cemeteries,” said Congressman Drew Ferguson. “During a time of i...

Ferguson, Smith, LaHood Call on Social Security Administration to Comply with Law, Implement Improper Payment Protections

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Security Subcommittee Chairman Drew Ferguson (GA-03), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08), and Work and Welfare Subcommittee Chairman Darin LaHood (IL-16) today sent a letter to Acting Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi calling on the SSA to immediately implement the “Payroll Information Exchange” (PIE) program, and provide the Ways and Means Commit...

Ferguson Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Address Anti-competitive Behavior in Healthcare

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Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) today released the following statement after the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3284, the Providers and Payers COMPETE Act, which ensures anti-competitive behavior is not tolerated in our healthcare system. The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to submit an annual report on the impact of certain Medicare regulations on provider ...

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