November 18, 2015
(Washington, DC) –Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) announced that he has been chosen to lead the Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee, formerly known as the Select Revenue Measures (SRM) Subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over all revenue measures that are referred to the subcommittee by the full committee chairman.
Boustany previously led the Human Resources (HR) Subcommittee. The subcommittee shuffle was caused by the ascension of former Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) to Speaker of the House and the subsequent selection of former Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) as Ways & Means Committee Chairman. The new roster of Ways & Means subcommittee chairmen is as follows:
Ø Social Security: Sam Johnson (R-TX) *unchanged
Ø Health: Pat Tiberi (R-OH)
Ø Trade: Dave Reichert (R-WA)
Ø Tax Policy: Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-LA)
Ø Human Resources: Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Ø Oversight: Peter Roskam (R-IL) *unchanged
Boustany said: “Our tax code is out of date and out of touch with our American values. Its structure favors some over others and its complexity constitutes a heavy burden on the small businesses and individuals without an army of accountants to guide them. We can do better.
“Under my leadership, the Tax Policy Subcommittee will look for ways to stop driving American businesses away from our shores, stop harming the very small businesses that are the economic engines of our recovery, and stop the gross overreach into pocketbooks of families who are struggling to put food on the table. I look forward to working with Chairman Brady to pursue a simpler, fairer, and more economically-friendly tax code to put Americans back to work.”