As the oldest Committee of the United States Congress, the Ways and Means Committee is tasked with forming tax policy in the House of Representatives.
- Subcommittee on Health
- The Health Subcommittee has jurisdiction of programs providing payments for health care, health delivery systems, and health research.
- Subcommittee on Human Resources
- The Human Resources Subcommittee has jurisdiction on issues relating to public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act.
- Subcommittee on Trade
- The Trade Subcommittee has jurisdiction over matters involving customs, tariffs, and procedures governing imports and exports.