Paul Ryan to Chair Ways & Means Committee
Ryan: “We have a lot of work to do to get our economy back on track, and the Ways and Means Committee will be at the forefront of reform.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan was selected by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. Upon his selection, Congressman Ryan offered the following statement:
“I want to thank my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to chair the Ways and Means Committee in the 114th Congress.
“We have a lot of work to do to get our economy back on track, and the Ways and Means Committee will be at the forefront of reform. We will work together to fix the tax code, hold the IRS accountable, strengthen Medicare and Social Security, repair the safety net, promote job-creating trade agreements, and determine how best to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered solutions.
“I want to thank Chairman Dave Camp for his leadership and also recognize Congressman Kevin Brady for his tireless work on behalf of our country. The Ways and Means Committee is full of talented people on both sides of the aisle, and I can't wait to get to work.”
Paul Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 1999. He has served on the House Ways and Means Committee since 2000 and is the outgoing chairman of the House Budget Committee.