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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Receives 116th Congress Ways and Means Committee Assignments

January 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood was named to serve on the Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee and will remain on the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee for the 116th Congress. In addition, Rep. LaHood will Co-Chair the Ways and Means Alzheimer’s Working Group. Rep. LaHood released the following statement after the announcement:

“Working for the constituents of Illinois’ 18th Congressional District has been and will remain my number one priority in Congress. With the 116th Congress now underway, serving on the Tax Policy Subcommittee will provide me an expanded platform to advocate for policies that support our vibrant small business community in central and west-central Illinois. As we continue ongoing trade negotiations with China and on the USMCA, continuing to serve on the Ways and Means Committee will give me a seat at the table to fight for policies that support our agriculture producers, manufactures, and workers,” stated Rep. LaHood. “Last Congress, we enacted once in generation tax reform, enabling our economy to soar to new heights and putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Americans. I look forward to working under Ranking Member Kevin Brady and with the entire committee, so we can build upon these successes and move our country forward over the next two years.”  

Background:
The Ways and Means Committee
• The Ways and Means Committee is the oldest Committee in the United States Congress and the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives; and it holds jurisdiction over trade, any revenue-raising measures, Social Security, Medicare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and foster care programs.

• The Ways and Means Committee’s Alzheimer’s Working Group is comprised of members of the Committee and aims to enact policies that will end Alzheimer’s for good
• Rep. LaHood will Co-Chair the working group alongside Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX)