Ten Dem lawmakers added to House Ways and Means Committee

Ten Dem lawmakers added to House Ways and Means Committee
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealOn The Money: Trump, Congress reach two-year budget, debt limit deal | What we know | Deal gets pushback from conservatives | Equifax to pay up to 0M in data breach settlement | Warren warns another 'crash' is coming Progressive mayor launches primary challenge to top Ways and Means Democrat Democrat: Treasury 'acknowledged the unprecedented process' in Trump tax return rejection MORE (D-Mass.) announced late Wednesday the names of 10 Democratic lawmakers who have been appointed to the powerful panel, which has jurisdiction over tax, trade and health care issues.

The Democratic lawmakers are: Reps. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreHouse approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question MORE (Wis.), Dan KildeeDaniel (Dan) Timothy KildeeHarris unveils plan to revamp infrastructure, ensure access to clean water Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Trump threatens veto on defense bill that targets 'forever chemicals' MORE (Mich.), Brendan Boyle (Pa.), Don Beyer (Va.), Dwight EvansDwight (Dewey) Michael EvansHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Harris hops past Biden in early race for Black Caucus support Biden holds lead in 2020 endorsements MORE (Pa.), Tom Suozzi (N.Y.), Jimmy PanettaJames Varni PanettaLawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei Political world mourns death of Doris Day Lawmakers pressed to fix tax law glitch MORE (Calif.), Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyHouse Democrats delete tweets attacking each other, pledge to unify House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour Omar introduces resolution affirming 'right to participate in boycotts' ahead of possible vote on anti-BDS bill MORE (Fla.), Brad SchneiderBradley (Brad) Scott SchneiderIsrael vote will expose Democratic divisions Tlaib blasts Foreign Affairs Committee's anti-BDS bill as 'unconstitutional' GOP scores procedural win by securing more funding to enforce Iran sanctions MORE (Ill.) and Steven HorsfordSteven Alexander HorsfordKey endorsements: A who's who in early states T.I., Charlamagne Tha God advocate for opportunity zones on Capitol Hill Dems warn against deporting former Trump golf course workers MORE (Nev.).

They will join the 14 returning House Democrats who have already been serving on the committee.

“Our new members hail from states across the country and bring a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences to our new majority," Neal said in a news release. "Their input will strengthen our work in the coming years to improve Americans’ retirement security, lower health care costs, cut taxes for middle-class families, and modernize our nation’s infrastructure."

Seats on the Ways and Means Committee are highly sought after by lawmakers, because of its jurisdiction on key economic policy issues. 

A group of progressive organizations had made a push for prominent progressive Reps. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaHouse to test Trump's veto pen on Saudi arms sales Sanders campaign vents frustration with media, polls Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses MORE (D-Calif.), Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalWarren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions House Democrats delete tweets attacking each other, pledge to unify House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour MORE (D-Wash.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Trump's risky bid for attention Conservative former NFL player says Trump met with him to discuss 'black America' Louisiana police officer fired after saying on Facebook that Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round' MORE (D-N.Y.) to get seats on the committee.

While none of them did, five of the new members belong to the Congressional Progressive Caucus: Moore, Beyer, Evans, Panetta and Horsford.

Murphy is a co-chair of the centrist Blue Dog Democrats, and Schneider is also a member of that group.

None of the new Democratic Ways and Means members are serving their first term in Congress. It is not common for freshmen to get a seat on the panel.