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 BoustanyBottom Line On The Money: US adds 155k jobs in November | Unemployment holds at 3.7 percent | Wage growth strengthening | Trump signs stopgap spending bill delaying shutdown Tariff payments hit record high in October, pro-trade group says 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 BradyTexas governor, top lawmakers tell Trump not to use hurricane relief funds to build border wall Trump on declaring national emergency: 'Not going to do it so fast' Dems look to chip away at Trump tax reform law 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 JohnsonTexas New Members 2019 Many authors of GOP tax law will not be returning to Congress May brings key primaries across nation MORE (R-Texas) and Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertYoder, Messer land on K Street Ex-GOP lawmaker from Washington joins lobbying firm Outgoing GOP rep says law enforcement, not Congress should conduct investigations 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.