A congressman from Florida will have a big seat at the table as Congress tries to implement the tax reform bill it passed last month.
On Wednesday, Florida Republican Vern Buchanan was named as chairman of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee and his new responsibilities include examining the tax reform bill President Donald Trump signed into law and adjusting it if needed.
Buchanan takes over the Tax Policy Subcommittee in the wake of reshuffling after Ohio Republican Pat Tiberi retired from Congress.
“Throughout the past year, our subcommittee chairmen and members have worked on the American people’s top priorities – including delivering a new tax reform law that will create more jobs and increase paychecks,” said Republican Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. “In the year ahead, our members will build on this historic success and pass more consequential legislation that will directly improve the lives of people across our country. Our new subcommittee chairs are experienced leaders who will help ensure that our Committee continues to deliver real results in 2018.”
“I look forward to chairing this important committee that will ensure a smooth implementation of the largest overhaul of our tax code in more than three decades,” Buchanan said. “Whenever legislation as sweeping as the tax reform bill is passed, updates and adjustments will be needed to ensure it is implemented smoothly. I intend to make sure we focus on growing the economy and creating as many jobs as possible.
“It’s important that the middle class and working families are at the forefront of our country’s economic policy,” Buchanan continued. “I will also be focusing on our nation’s small businesses – the backbone of the American economy.”
The Bradenton Republican has been on the Ways and Means Committee since early 2011 and he has chaired the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee and the Human Resources Subcommittee. Buchanan continues to sit on the Health Subcommittee and Social Security Subcommittee.
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