Committee of Ways and Means

114th United States Congress House of Representatives Committee of Ways and Means

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 cannot serve on any other House Committees, though they can 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:

  1. Social Security
  2. Unemployment benefits
  3. Medicare
  4. Enforcement of child support laws
  5. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program, and
  6. Foster care and adoption programs

The U.S. Constitution requires that all bills regarding taxation must originate in the House of Representatives. Since House procedure is that all bills regarding taxation must go through this committee, the committee is very influential, as is its Senate counterpart, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance


Democrats Republicans
Sander M. Levin, MI Ranking Member

Charles B. Rangel, NY

Jim McDermott, WA

John Lewis, GA

Richard E. Neal, MA

Xavier Becerra, CA

Lloyd Doggett, TX

Mike Thompson, CA

John B. Larson, CT

Earl Blumenauer, OR

Ron Kind, WI

Bill Pascrell Jr., NJ

Joseph Crowley, NY

Danny Davis, IL

Linda Sanchez, CA











Paul Ryan, WI Chairman

Sam Johnson, TX

Kevin Brady, TX

Devin Nunes, CA

Pat Tiberi, OH

Dave G. Reichert, WA

Charles W. Boustany Jr., LA

Peter J. Roskam, IL

Tom Price, GA

Vern Buchanan, FL

Adrian Smith, NE

Aaron Schock, IL

Lynn Jenkins, KS

Erik Paulsen, MN

Kenny Marchant, TX

Diane Black, TN

Tom Reed, NY

Todd Young, IN

Mike Kelly, PA

Jim Renacci, OH

Patrick Meehan, PA

Kristi Noem, SD

George Holding, NC

Jason Smith, MO


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