Editor’s note. Ways and Means is considered the most powerful committee in the House. It handles tax and trade as well as other issues.
Ten Democratic members have been added to the House Ways & Means Committee.
[January 9, 2019 | Inside US Trade]
New Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) announced the additions on Wednesday, saying they “hail from states across the country and bring a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences to our new majority.”
The committee is expected to feature 24 Democrats and 16 Republicans, the reverse of the ratio in the 115th Congress.
The new Democrats on the panel:
- Gwen Moore (D-WI)
- Dan Kildee (D-MI)
- Brendan Boyle (D-PA)
- Don Beyer (D-VA)
- Dwight Evans (D-PA)
- Tom Suozzi (D-NY)
- Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
- Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
- Brad Schneider (D-IL)
- Steven Horsford (D-NV)
Committee leaders have yet to name a chairman or a ranking member of the trade subcommittee. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR) and Bill Pascrell (NJ) are jockeying for the chairmanship, Inside U.S. Trade reported last week.