Ways and Means Committee


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Ways and Means Committee

1. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that recommends measures to raise funds for budgets. As such, taxation and tariff bills are referred to the Committee. It is considered one of the most powerful committees in the House.

2. A former Committee of the British House of Commons that performed much the same function. It was abolished in 1967.
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Representative Richard (Richie) Neal (D-MA) is the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee for the 116th Congress.
The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing last week on possible currency legislation, focusing in particular on a bill offered by Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican.
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Nobody has accepted the ways and means committee,' Zubiri, speaking in Filipino, told reporters.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced a change to his senior staff team for the Committee, naming Rob Damschen as Communications Director.
DeLeo reshuffled his leadership team yesterday, promoting the author of last year's casino and racetrack slot legislation to chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and moved two Central Massachusetts lawmakers to new leadership positions.
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