ways and means

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WAYS AND MEANS. In legislative assemblies there is usually appointed a committee whose duties are to inquire into, and propose to the house, the ways and means to be adopted to raise funds for the use of the government. This body is called the committee of ways and means.

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1637, filed with the House Committee on Ways and Means (6/3/04).
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TEI's letter urges the Committee on Ways and Means to defer action on the Administration's proposals until interested parties have an opportunity to analyze the white paper, as well as review the Joint Committee on Taxation's still-to-be-released interest and penalty study, even if this means that no legislative action can be taken this summer.
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