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Conroe Courier: Nonprofit aims to engage small businesses in government policy

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, a former chamber of commerce executive, spoke at the presentation, supporting the JCN’s efforts and condemning the “red tape” that he said the government creates, making it difficult to run a small business in this country. Brady, who chairs the influential Ways and Means Committee, which forms legislation on taxes and trade, said that he has worked to reform the tax code and promote a plan to restructure the Internal Revenue Service. “We’re focused on creating a tax code built for growth (of businesses),” Brady said. “We want to make the tax code so fair and so simple that you can file on a postcard.” Brady believes that the work the JCN is doing to get small business employees informed and engaged is vital in enacting reforms of the system. READ MORE

Monday Morning Memo Podcast for September 19, 2016

In this week’s Monday Morning Memo podcast, what is happening with our troop pay raise, as the House votes to stop any further transfers from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, make the VA more accountable, and repeal an ObamaCare tax hitting seniors and the middle class. READ MORE

Conroe Courier: Brady briefing: Here is Why America is Less Safe - Your Houston News: Opinion

The stunning White House ransom payments to Iran controversy just gets worse. It turns out payments to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism wasn’t $400 million but a whopping $1.7 billion. After first denying the ransom payments, the White House claimed it was merely returning, with interest, Iran’s money from a 1979 military sales order. That’s incredible and reckless. The bottom line: terrorist nations now know kidnapping American troops or citizens is a sure way to finance more terrorism. And that makes us all less safe. READ MORE