Legislative Committees

Ways and Means Committee

National House Committee


1102 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone202-225-3625
202-225-5680
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The U.S. Constitution requires that all bills regarding taxation must originate in the House of Representatives. The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. Members of the Ways and Means Committee are not allowed to serve on any other House Committees unless they apply for a waiver from their party's congressional leadership. The Committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including:

Social Security
Unemployment insurance
Medicare
Enforcement of child support laws
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Foster care and adoption programs
Rep. Richard Neal
(Democratic-MA 1) Chair
Rep. Kevin Brady
(Republican-TX 8) Ranking Member
Rep. Jodey Arrington
(Republican-TX 19) Member
Rep. Don Beyer, Jr.
(Democratic-VA 8) Member
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
(Democratic-OR 3) Member
Rep. Brendan Boyle
(Democratic-PA 2) Member
Rep. Vern Buchanan
(Republican-FL 16) Member
Rep. Judy Chu
(Democratic-CA 27) Member
Rep. Danny Davis
(Democratic-IL 7) Member
Rep. Suzan DelBene
(Democratic-WA 1) Member
Rep. Lloyd Doggett II
(Democratic-TX 35) Member
Rep. Ron Estes
(Republican-KS 4) Member
Rep. Dwight Evans
(Democratic-PA 3) Member
Rep. Drew Ferguson
(Republican-GA 3) Member
Rep. Jimmy Gomez
(Democratic-CA 34) Member
Rep. Kevin Hern
(Republican-OK 1) Member
Rep. Brian Higgins
(Democratic-NY 26) Member
Rep. Steven Horsford
(Democratic-NV 4) Member
Rep. Mike Kelly, Jr.
(Republican-PA 16) Member
Rep. Dan Kildee
(Democratic-MI 5) Member
Rep. Ron Kind
(Democratic-WI 3) Member
Rep. Darin LaHood
(Republican-IL 18) Member
Rep. John Larson
(Democratic-CT 1) Member
Rep. Carol Miller
(Republican-WV 3) Member
Rep. Gwen Moore
(Democratic-WI 4) Member
Rep. Stephanie Murphy
(Democratic-FL 7) Member
Rep. Jimmy Panetta
(Democratic-CA 20) Member
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.
(Democratic-NJ 9) Member
Rep. Stacey Plaskett
(Democratic-VI Delegate) Member
Rep. Tom Reed II
(Republican-NY 23) Member
Rep. Tom Rice
(Republican-SC 7) Member
Rep. Linda Sánchez
(Democratic-CA 38) Member
Rep. Brad Schneider
(Democratic-IL 10) Member
Rep. David Schweikert
(Republican-AZ 6) Member
Rep. Terri Sewell
(Democratic-AL 7) Member
Rep. Adrian Smith
(Republican-NE 3) Member
Rep. Jason Smith
(Republican-MO 8) Member
Rep. Lloyd Smucker
(Republican-PA 11) Member
Rep. Thomas Suozzi
(Democratic-NY 3) Member
Rep. Mike Thompson
(Democratic-CA 5) Member
Rep. Jackie Walorski
(Republican-IN 2) Member
Rep. Brad Wenstrup
(Republican-OH 2) Member
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