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 William BoustanyLobbying world Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership 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 Patrick BradyLawmakers, businesses await guidance on tax law On The Money: Trump imposes B in tariffs on China | China blasts 'fickle' Trump, promises payback | Trump to name consumer bureau director next week Trump announces tariffs on billion in Chinese goods 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 JohnsonSamuel (Sam) Robert JohnsonMay brings key primaries across nation Loss of Ryan hits hard for House Republicans Watchdog: Social Security acting head hasn't been authorized to serve for months MORE (R-Texas) and Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertGOP super PAC targets House districts with new M ad buys Lawmakers reach deal on bill to crack down on synthetic opioid imports GOP lawmakers back discharge petition to force immigration votes 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.