Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) has said that he wants to challenge Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for the next chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee. Ryan currently serves as the Chairman of the House Budget Committee while Brady serves as the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. Rep. Dave Camp must relinquish his chairmanship of the committee next year due to term limits.
Brady commented on Ryan saying, “He’s a terrific leader, a good friend. But the point is, I’m qualified and prepared to lead this committee. At the right time, I’m going to make that case to my colleagues. This is all about the ideas and how we can move tax reform, trade, entitlement reform forward, so it’s good to have a healthy competition.” Brady added, “I’m going to be in a position to lead this committee. We’ll see how all of it goes.… Hopefully we’re going to present two good choices.”