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Rep. Neal Chosen to Lead Ways and Means Democrats

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Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) was unanimously chosen Friday by his fellow Democrats as ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, after the current occupant of the position, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), announced he would step down from his longtime role.


Pence Outlines Ambitious "100 Days" Agenda, Includes Tax Reform Commitment

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Speaking to reporters at a rally in Cincinnati yesterday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence asserted that he and President-elect Donald Trump will move quickly to combat legislative gridlock and enact a number of key provisions from their campaign platform.


NGen Award Recipient Diana Nambatya Nsubuga Speaks about Leadership at the 2016 Conference

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When Diana Nambatya Nsubuga was announced as the recipient of the 2016 American Express NGen Leadership Award, Independent Sector president and CEO Dan Cardinali wrote:

“Diana is a shining example of the power that good leadership has in making a real difference in people’s lives. Her ability to develop and advance a network and use advocacy ensures that her work makes an impact that will be felt beyond her immediate programs and throughout generations.”


IS Members Featured in Forbes as Big Bets Changing the World

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Today, 11 Independent Sector members were featured in a Forbes Magazine story on how philanthropy is making “Big Bets” to solve society’s problems.


Levin to Step Down as Top Ways and Means Democrat

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Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) informed his colleagues by letter yesterday that he will step down from his position as Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Committee in order to allow younger members to move up in rank on the tax-writing panel. 



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