Committee Assignments

House Committee on Ways & Means

The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest, and most powerful, committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

Since 1865, the committee has continued to exercise jurisdiction over revenue and related issues such as tariffs, reciprocal trade agreements, and the bonded debt of the United States. Revenue-related aspects of the Social Security system, Medicare, and social services programs have come within Ways and Means’ purview in the 20th century.

  • Subcommittee on Tax Policy
  • Subcommittee on Trade

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Energy. Rep. LaHood serves on the following subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3)
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness (INMAR)

Caucus Membership

  • House Democracy Partnership
  • U.S.-China Working Group (co-chair)
  • U.S.-Brazil Caucus (co-chair)
  • U.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus (co-chair)
  • Digital Trade Caucus (co-chair)
  • U.S. Soccer Caucus (co-chair)
  • Congressional Bus Caucus (co-chair)
  • Algae Caucus (co-chair)
  • International Water and Sanitation Caucus (co-chair)