House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has announced the following new subcommittee assignments:
- Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) will be taking over the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, a position that was previously held by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL).
- Rep. Roskam will now be taking over the Health Subcommittee, due to the impending retirement of Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH).
- Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) will be the new chairwoman of the Oversight Subcommittee, a position that previously belonged to Rep. Buchanan.
The House Ways and Means Committee also welcomed Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), who is replacing Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH). Tiberi is leaving Congress on Jan. 15 to serve as the head of the Ohio Business Roundtable.
Here is a full list of the new GOP subcommittee assignments at Ways and Means:
|Health||Human Resources||Oversight||Social Security||Tax Policy||Trade|
|Chairman Peter Roskam (IL)||Chairman Adrian Smith (NE)||Chairman Lynn Jenkins (KS)||Chairman Sam Johnson (TX)||Chairman Vern Buchanan (FL)||Chairman Dave Reichert (WA)|
|Sam Johnson (TX)||Jackie Walorski (IN)||David Schweikert (AZ)||Vern Buchanan (FL)||Peter Roskam (IL)||Devin Nunes (CA)|
|Devin Nunes (CA)||Carlos Curbelo (FL)||Jackie Walorski (IN)||Mike Kelly (PA)||Dave Reichert (WA)||Erik Paulsen (MN)|
|Vern Buchanan (FL)||Mike Bishop (MI)||Carlos Curbelo (FL)||George Holding (NC)||Jim Renacci (OH)||Mike Kelly (PA)|
|Adrian Smith (NE)||David Schweikert (AZ)||Mike Bishop (MI)||Jason Smith (MO)||Kristi Noem (SD)||Pat Meehan (PA)|
|Lynn Jenkins (KS)||Darin LaHood (IL)||Darin LaHood (IL)||Tom Rice (SC)||George Holding (NC)||Tom Reed (NY)|
|Kenny Marchant (TX)||Dave Reichert (WA)||Tom Reed (NY)||David Schweikert (AZ)||Pat Meehan (PA)||Kristi Noem (SD)|
|Diane Black (TN)||Jason Smith (MO)||George Holding (NC)|
|Erik Paulsen (MN)||Tom Rice (SC)||Tom Rice (SC)|
|Tom Reed (NY)||Kenny Marchant (TX)|
|Mike Kelly (PA)|
On the other side of the Capitol, the Senate Finance Committee Democrats are adding Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to its roster, narrowing the GOP majority on the tax-writing panel to 14-13. Whitehouse is also a member of the following Senate committees: Budget, Judiciary, and EPW.