Representative Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said a U.S. tax-code overhaul should be bipartisan, prevent a net revenue increase and avoid shifts in the tax burden across income groups. He was interviewed on “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s biggest online retailer, and discount Internet seller Overstock.com Inc. lost a challenge to New York’s Internet sales tax law as the state’s highest court rejected their arguments that it was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health-care law has drawn attention for limiting Congress’s authority over interstate commerce, yet constitutional scholars say its biggest impact may be a curb on lawmakers’ ability to alter state Medicaid funding.
The second of at least three appeals courts that will consider whether Congress can compel Americans to buy insurance listened to the Obama administration’s top litigator spar with an attorney for a faith-based legal advocacy group opposed to the health-care reform law.
Lawyers for the Obama administration asked a third federal appeals court to uphold a 2010 health-care law in what may be the final legal battle over the statute before it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.