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 RyanHouse vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King House passes resolution condemning white nationalism Anti-Defamation League calls on House leaders to censure Steve King over white supremacy comments 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 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) and include four other GOP members of the tax-writing panel: Reps. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesBlack Caucus sees power grow with new Democratic majority Nunes's 2018 Dem challenger launches voting rights group Democrats: Concentrate on defeating, not impeaching MORE (Calif.), Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamIllinois New Members 2019 Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president House GOP returns to Washington after sobering midterm losses MORE (Ill.), Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackLamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee Juan Williams: The GOP's worsening problem with women How to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit MORE (Tenn.) and Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemGOP seeks to ram through Trump’s B wall demand Ryan focuses on legacy as talk of shutdown dominates capital GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand 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 BishopOvernight Energy: House votes to reopen Interior, EPA | Dems question EPA over Wheeler confirmation prep | Virginia Dem backs Green New Deal Grijalva backs Bishop over current acting Interior Secretary Dems question legality of park fees during shutdown MORE (R-Utah) and committee member Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungLive coverage: House elects new Speaker as Dems take charge Inside the Trump-Congress Christmas meltdown House GOP and Puerto Rico governor agree on statehood vote MORE (R-Alaska) will be on the conference committee as well as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenHillicon Valley: Republicans demand answers from mobile carriers on data practices | Top carriers to stop selling location data | DOJ probing Huawei | T-Mobile execs stayed at Trump hotel as merger awaited approval House Republicans question mobile carriers on data practices On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown MORE (R-Ore.) and panel member John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusHouse lawmakers look to reassure Australia after Mattis resignation On The Money: Latest on shutdown risk | Trump digs in on wall funding | House GOP looks to move .7B for border wall | GOP senators stunned | Stocks plunge amid Washington chaos GOP scrambles to prevent shutdown after right-wing insurrection 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.