The House today elected Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be its Speaker. After being sworn in, Ryan resigned his seats on the Committee on Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on Taxation. As a result, there will be a new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
It is not clear at this time when the new Ways and Means chair will be selected. Members of the committee who have expressed interest in becoming the next chairman include: Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH).
The Ways and Means Committee today announced that Sam Johnson (R-TX), the committee's most senior member, will serve as interim chairman.
With Ryan leaving the Ways and Means Committee, it also is possible that another Republican will be added as a member to the committee.
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