The House on July 24 approved five tax bills. The tax bills cover areas related to health care, IRS administration, and water infrastructure.
The following measures were approved:
–Protect Medical Innovation Bill of 2018 (HR 184): the bill would amend the tax code to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices;
–Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Bill of 2018 (HR 3500): the bill would amend the tax code to prohibit the IRS Commissioner from rehiring any IRS employee previously involuntarily separated from service for misconduct;
–Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Bill (HR 519): the bill would amend the tax code to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to promote conservation and efficiency;
–Native American Health Savings Improvement Bill (HR 1476): The bill would amend the tax code to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts; and
–Equitable Access to Care and Health Bill (HR 1201): the bill would amend Code Sec. 5000A of the tax code to provide an additional Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.