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Congressman Tom Reed has been named to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Reed’s appointment was confirmed this morning by the House Republican Conference following the recommendation of the Republican Steering Committee chaired by Speaker John Boehner.
“In the eight months since Tom Reed came to Washington he has proven to be a tireless worker on behalf of his constituents and a thoughtful guardian of taxpayer dollars,” observed Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI). “His small business background will bring an important perspective to the committee. I am pleased to welcome him.”
“It is an honor to be recommended by my colleagues to fill this vacancy on the Ways and Means Committee,” Reed said. “Job creation and the nation’s financial health are the most important challenges facing the country and upstate New York. Serving on Ways and Means will allow me to have a direct impact on supporting job growth, simplifying the burdensome tax code and reigning in federal spending. This is why the voters of the 29th District sent me to Washington and I look forward to working with Chairman Camp to achieve these goals.”
The House Ways and Means Committee has broad jurisdiction over many issues including tax policy, trade, health care, and Social Security. Reed becomes the only New York Republican and one of just three new members of Congress on Ways and Means. He will begin work as a member of the committee immediately.