New chairmen named for health, tax subcommittees

New chairmen named for health, tax subcommittees
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Three of the House Ways and Means Committee's six subcommittees will have new chairmen for 2018, Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyOn The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump angers GOP, businesses with new tariffs | Liberals see Kavanaugh as mortal threat to consumer bureau | Lawmakers pitch family leave plans Trump tariffs prompt rising fear, anger from GOP, business Top House Republican calls for Trump to meet with Chinese president over trade war MORE (R-Texas) announced Wednesday.

The health, tax and oversight subcommittees will all have new leadership this year, in light of Rep. Pat TiberiPatrick (Pat) Joseph TiberiElection Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Ohio Dem aims to win over Kasich wing of GOP Ex-lawmakers see tough job market with trade groups MORE's (R-Ohio) departure from Congress to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable. Tiberi had been chairman of the health panel.

Rep. Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Mueller indicts 12 Russian officials for DNC hack | Trump does damage control after bombshell interview The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ Overnight Health Care: Official defends suspending insurer payments | What Kavanaugh's nomination means for ObamaCare | Panel approves bill to halt employer mandate MORE (R-Ill.), will be the new health subcommittee chairman. He had previously led the tax-policy subcommittee as Republicans worked last year to pass their tax-cut bill.

Roskam is also being targeted by Democrats in the midterm elections, with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report calling his seat a toss-up.

“I’m honored to be named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health at this critical time for thoughtful health policy,” Roskam said. “Our healthcare system has been broken for many years, and it’s important that we get this right."

Rep. Vern BuchananVernon Gale BuchananMORE (R-Fla.) was named the new chairman of the tax-policy subcommittee. He previously led the oversight subcommittee and has been pushing to reform the IRS in the wake of the tax law's enactment.

Rep. Lynn JenkinsLynn Haag JenkinsKansas GOP candidate says there is 'only barbarism' outside of Western civilization Lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for route Lawmakers seek answers from IRS following Tax Day systems glitch MORE (R-Kan.), who is retiring from Congress at the end of her term, was named the new leader of the oversight subcommittee.

The remaining three Ways and Means subcommittees will keep the same chairmen they had last year.

Rep. 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 continue to lead the trade panel, Rep. 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) will continue to lead the Social Security panel and Rep. Adrian SmithAdrian Michael SmithNew chairmen named for health, tax subcommittees GOP rep avoids saying whether every American is entitled to eat Thanksgiving weekend wedding bells ring for congressman MORE (R-Neb.) will continue to lead the human resources panel. Reichert and Johnson are both retiring from Congress at the end of the year.