"It is an honor to serve as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Work and Welfare in the 118th Congress," said Rep. LaHood. "On the Work and Welfare Subcommittee, we will work to strengthen child and family care, ensure an effective and accountable use of taxpayer money, and address the rampant COVID-era unemployment fraud. The Ways and Means Committee will play a key role in this Congress, working to get our economy back on track, bolstering trade opportunities for Illinois ag producers, expanding access to rural health care, building off the successes of TCJA, and reducing inflation. I look forward to working with Chairman Jason Smith and my Ways and Means colleagues to address the kitchen table issues that Americans sent a Republican majority to Washington to fix."

In addition to the Ways and Means Committee, LaHood will also serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Select Committee on China. 

  • The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Work and Welfare has jurisdiction over Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, supplemental security income social services, eligibility of welfare recipients for food stamps, and low-income energy assistance. In addition, the Subcommittee also deals with issues that relate to the Federal-State system of unemployment compensation, and the financing thereof, including the programs for extended and emergency benefits.
  • The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade deals with issues that relate to trade and tariffs, including tariff and import fee structure, commodity agreements and reciprocal trade agreements involving multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations and implementation of agreements involving tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to and distortions of international trade.

More information on LaHood's Committee assignments can be found here.