Legislative Committees

Ways and Means Committee

National House Committee

1102 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
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
Enforcement of child support laws
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Foster care and adoption programs
Rep. Richard Neal
(Democratic-MA 1) Chair
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. Danny Davis
(Democratic-IL 7) Member
Rep. Suzan DelBene
(Democratic-WA 1) 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. Darin LaHood
(Republican-IL 16) Member
Rep. John Larson
(Democratic-CT 1) Member
Rep. Gwen Moore
(Democratic-WI 4) Member
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.
(Democratic-NJ 9) Member
Rep. Stacey Plaskett
(Democratic-VI Delegate) Member
Rep. Linda Sánchez
(Democratic-CA 38) Member
Rep. Brad Schneider
(Democratic-IL 10) 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. Brad Wenstrup
(Republican-OH 2) Member