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United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means

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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was created as a select committee on July 24, 1789, and became a standing committee on January 7, 1802.[1]

Leadership

113th congress

Dave Camp (R) retained his role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Dave Camp (R).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Ways and Means Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (16)Republican members (23)
Sander Levin (Michigan) Ranking memberDave Camp (Michigan) Chair
Charles B. Rangel (New York) Sam Johnson (Texas)
Jim McDermott (Washington) Kevin Brady (Texas)
John Lewis (Georgia) Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)
Richard E. Neal (Massachusetts) Devin Nunes (California)
Xavier Becerra (California) Pat Tiberi (Ohio)
Lloyd Doggett (Texas) Dave G. Reichert (Washington)
Mike Thompson (California) Charles Boustany Jr. (Louisiana)
John B. Larson (Connecticut) Peter J. Roskam (Illinois)
Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) Jim Gerlach (Pennsylvania)
Ron Kind (Wisconsin) Tom Price (Georgia)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (New Jersey) Vern Buchanan (Florida)
Joseph Crowley (New York) Adrian Smith (Nebraska)
Allyson Schwartz (Pennsylvania) Aaron Schock (Illinois)
Danny K. Davis (Illinois) Lynn Jenkins (Kansas)
Linda Sanchez (California) Erik Paulsen (Minnesota)
Kenny Marchant (Texas)
Diane Black (Tennessee)
Tom Reed (New York)
Todd Young (Indiana)
Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)
Tim Griffin (Arkansas)
Jim Renacci (Ohio)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Health

Jurisdiction: bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to programs providing payments (from any source) for health care, health delivery systems, or health research. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Health shall include bills and matters that relate to the health care programs of the Social Security Act (including titles V, XI (Part B), XVIII, and XIX thereof) and, concurrent with the full Committee, tax credit and deduction provisions of the Internal Revenue Code dealing with health insurance premiums and health care costs.[3]

Human Resources

Jurisdiction: bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including temporary assistance for needy families, child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, supplemental security income, social services, eligibility of welfare recipients for food stamps, and low-income energy assistance. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall include bills and matters relating to titles I, IV, VI, X, XIV, XVI, XVII, XX and related provisions of titles VII and XI of the Social Security Act.

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal-State system of unemployment compensation, and the financing thereof, including the programs for extended and emergency benefits. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include all bills and matters pertaining to the programs of unemployment compensation under titles III, IX and XII of the Social Security Act, Chapters 23 and 23A of the Internal Revenue Code, and the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, and provisions relating thereto.[3]

Oversight

Jurisdiction: all matters within the scope of the full Committee’s jurisdiction but shall be limited to existing law. Said oversight jurisdiction shall not be exclusive but shall be concurrent with that of the other Subcommittees. With respect to matters involving the Internal Revenue Code and other revenue issues, said concurrent jurisdiction shall be shared with the full Committee. Before undertaking any investigation or hearing, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight shall confer with the Chairman of the full Committee and the Chairman of any other Subcommittee having jurisdiction.[3]

Select Revenue Measures

Jurisdiction: those revenue measures that, from time to time, shall be referred to it specifically by the Chairman of the full Committee.[3]

Social Security

Jurisdiction: bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal Old Age, Survivors’ and Disability Insurance System, the Railroad Retirement System, and employment taxes and trust fund operations relating to those systems. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Social Security shall include bills and matters involving title II of the Social Security Act and Chapter 22 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Railroad Retirement Tax Act), as well as provisions in title VII and title XI of the Act relating to procedure and administration involving the Old Age, Survivors’ and Disability Insurance System.[3]

Trade

Jurisdiction: bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to customs and customs administration including tariff and import fee structure, classification, valuation of and special rules applying to imports, and special tariff provisions and procedures which relate to customs operation affecting exports and imports; import trade matters, including import impact, industry relief from injurious imports, adjustment assistance and programs to encourage competitive responses to imports, unfair import practices including antidumping and countervailing duty provisions, and import policy which relates to dependence on foreign sources of supply; commodity agreements and reciprocal trade agreements involving multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations and implementation of agreements involving tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to and distortions of international trade; international rules, organizations and institutional aspects of international trade agreements; budget authorizations for the customs revenue functions of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative; and special trade-related problems involving market access, competitive conditions of specific industries, export policy and promotion, access to materials in short supply, bilateral trade relations including trade with developing countries, operations of multinational corporations, and trade with non-market economies.[3]

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee includes the following:

  1. Federal revenue measures generally.
  2. The bonded debt of the United States.
  3. National Social Security programs.
  4. Trade and tariff legislation.

Contact

1102 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3625
Fax: (202) 225-2610

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