Ryan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill

Ryan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanScalise released from hospital after planned surgery GOP sold Americans a bill of goods with tax reform law Impeaching Rosenstein? Some Republicans are talking about it MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday evening named nine Republicans from relevant committees to serve on the House-Senate conference committee on tax-cut legislation.

The conference will be led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradySome doubt McCarthy or Scalise will ever lead House GOP House passes series of bills to improve IRS The Hill's Morning Report: Hannity drawn into Cohen legal fight MORE (R-Texas) and include four other GOP members of the tax-writing panel: Reps. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesComey memo fallout is mostly fizzle Impeaching Rosenstein? Some Republicans are talking about it Trump claims vindication after release of Comey memos MORE (Calif.), Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamBiz group launches bus tour to promote GOP tax law GOP House super PAC reserves million in fall TV ads GOP authors of tax law double down in campaigns MORE (Ill.), Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackGOP lawmaker, candidate for governor cancels NFL season tickets over protests Ex-EPA heads urge Pruitt to scrap changes to truck pollution rule Protecting nurses’ conscience: a non-negotiable in the final FY 2018 spending bill MORE (Tenn.) and Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemOvernight Finance: Congress struggles to strike funding deal as deadline nears | Immigration, ObamaCare, Gateway project divide lawmakers | FTC to probe Facebook | Mnuchin plays hardball on tariffs White House signals commitment to push for expanded online sales tax collections GOP leaders see finish line on omnibus deal MORE (S.D.).

Nunes is a senior member of the panel, Roskam is chairman of the Ways and Means tax-policy subcommittee and Black is chairwoman of the House Budget Committee. Noem has been prominently featured at events promoting the tax efforts, particularly on efforts to repeal the estate tax. Both Black and Noem are running for governor.

Ryan also named four GOP lawmakers to the conference to focus on provisions outside of the Ways and Means Committee's jurisdiction. The Senate-passed bill allows for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, sells oil from the strategic petroleum reserve and repeals ObamaCare's individual mandate.

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob BishopRobert (Rob) William BishopSome doubt McCarthy or Scalise will ever lead House GOP McCarthy and Scalise front-runners to replace Paul Ryan Puerto Rico governor rips GOP rep over ‘truly disturbing’ letter MORE (R-Utah) and committee member Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungPension committee must deliver on retirement promise Our leaders must end the hate before they burn America down Alaska rep denies suggesting armed Jews could have prevented Holocaust MORE (R-Alaska) will be on the conference committee as well as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenOvernight Energy: Pruitt heading before House | New EPA policy aimed at easing lawsuits against oil, gas | Trump hits OPEC for high prices Overnight Health Care: GOP in retreat on ObamaCare | Drug pricing fight heads to the states | PhRMA spends record amount on lobbying Overnight Health Care: Maternal deaths rising in US | Judge rules against Trump officials for ending teen pregnancy funds | Rep. Ann McLane Kuster on her sibling's struggle with opioids MORE (R-Ore.) and panel member John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusOvernight Energy: Watchdog hits Interior over personnel moves | Dems want to push back vote on Pruitt's No. 2 | Gowdy says EPA isn't complying with travel probe Overnight Energy: Court won’t stop kids’ climate lawsuit | GOP blocks Dem attempt to make Pruitt fly coach | House delays pollution rules for brickmakers GOP rejects Dems’ attempt to stop Pruitt’s first-class travel MORE (R-Ill.).

The announcement of the conference members follows a vote earlier Monday evening to go to conference with the Senate.

updated at 9:16 p.m.