Legislative update: Ways and Means subcommittee chairs announced

Ways and Means subcommittee chairs announced

New chairmen have been selected for subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee, following Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) replacing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as chairman of Ways and Means.

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The subcommittee chairmen are:

  • Tax Policy*—Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-LA)
  • Health—Pat Tiberi (R-OH) 
  • Trade—Dave Reichert (R-WA) 
  • Human Resources—Vern Buchanan (R-FL) 
  • Oversight—Peter Roskam (R-IL) (same as before)  
  • Social Security—Sam Johnson (R-TX)  (same as before) 


*The Select Revenue Measures subcommittee was renamed the Tax Policy subcommittee, and will have jurisdiction over revenue measures referred to it by Chairman Brady.


Rep. Boustany, the new chair of the Tax Policy subcommittee, issued a statement, saying: 


Under my leadership, the Tax Policy Subcommittee will look for ways to stop driving American businesses away from our shores, stop harming the very small businesses that are the economic engines of our recovery, and stop the gross overreach into pocketbooks of families who are struggling to put food on the table. I look forward to working with Chairman Brady to pursue a simpler, fairer, and more economically-friendly tax code to put Americans back to work.

New JCT chairman

Today, Ways and Means Chairman Brady was elected chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT). Rep. Ryan formerly served in that role.

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