On November 5, the House Republican Conference approved Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) to be the new Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, replacing former Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) who became Speaker of the House on October 29. The Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over the nation’s tax policies, including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the mortgage interest deduction.
“I’m honored to lead this talented committee because House Republicans and Speaker Paul Ryan are advancing a pro-growth agenda to get this country back on track. This includes taking real steps toward fixing this broken tax code, reforming welfare, saving Social Security and Medicare for the long term and enlarging America’s economic freedom to trade,” Chair Brady said in a statement upon becoming Chair.
Chair Brady is a 10-term Member of Congress.
Read Chair Brady’s statement at: http://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399362