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 BoustanyMarch tariff increase would cost 934K jobs, advocacy group says Bottom 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 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 BradyDemocrats, GOP spar over Treasury rules on Trump tax law Ex-HHS chief threatens to vote 'no' on surprise medical billing measure Bipartisan Ways and Means leaders unveil measure to stop surprise medical bills 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 Johnson Retirees should say 'no thanks' to Romney's Social Security plan Lobbying world Social Security is approaching crisis territory MORE (R-Texas) and Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertBottom Line The most expensive congressional races of the last decade Lymphedema Treatment Act would provide a commonsense solution to a fixable problem 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.