Renacci tapped for Ways and Means

For his part, Renacci said he was ready to bring a different perspective to a panel seeking to comprehensively rewrite the tax code.

"Both Congressional Republicans and Democrats — and even President Obama — agree we must reform our massive, confusing and inefficient system of taxation," Renacci said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing my expertise to the front lines of how we can accomplish that goal."

Renacci defeated former Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) in a tough member-vs.-member match-up in November.