Ill. rep named new chairman for House tax-policy subcommittee

Ill. rep named new chairman for House tax-policy subcommittee
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Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) will be the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee's tax-policy subcommittee, taking the reins of the panel as congressional Republicans aim to pass tax-reform legislation this year. 

Roskam will succeed former Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles BoustanyControversial House Republican gains national attention after filming Auschwitz video Democrats, Republicans must work together to advance health care Lobbying World MORE (R-La.), who unsuccessfully ran for a Senate seat. He previously served as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee's oversight panel.

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Roskam and the other chairmen of the Ways and Means subcommittees were announced Friday by committee chairman Kevin BradyKevin BradyCBO survives two House amendments targeting funding White House, GOP close to releasing joint tax-reform principles Mnuchin meets with agriculture groups on tax reform MORE (R-Texas). Brady also revealed the subcommittee assignments for each of the panel's Republican members.

“Each of our subcommittees will play an integral role as we advance President-elect Trump’s and the American people’s top priorities," Brady said in a statement. "Our new subcommittee assignments reflect the broad range of experience our Members bring to Ways and Means. Whether they previously worked as a CPA, nurse, or small business owner, each Member has a unique perspective on how to deliver real solutions to the American people." 

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) will succeed Roskam as chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. Buchanan had previously served as chairman of the human resources subcommittee, which will now be led by Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.).

Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), Sam JohnsonSam JohnsonWeek ahead: Tech awaits Trump budget Older Americans Month — slashing funds for our seniors is the wrong thing to do Ryan transfers record M to House GOP's campaign arm in March MORE (R-Texas) and Dave ReichertDavid ReichertWorking together on children’s healthcare House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities Time to fix our national parks MORE (R-Wash.) will remain the chairmen of the Ways and Means Committee's health, Social Security and trade panels, respectively. Johnson announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of 2018.