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    This page lists memberships in organizations, for elected officials. Each organization determines its own rules for membership.

11-HC-WM on Feb 3, 2011

Decided Mar 2, 2011
Membership Roster: of the House Ways and Means Committee
Source: U.S. House of Representatives website, www.house.gov
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:
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Medicare
  • Enforcement of child support laws
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program
  • 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.


  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
  • Headline 2: Chair of House Ways and Means Committee
  • Headline 3: Leader of House Ways and Means Committee

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HC-WM

Xavier Becerra s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1mNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Earl Blumenauer s1mOregon Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1mNew York Democrat 
Lloyd Doggett s1mTexas Democrat 
Ron Kind s1mWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
John Larson s1mConnecticut Democrat 
Sander Levin s3mMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1mWashington Democrat 
Richard Neal s1mMassachusetts Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1mNew Jersey Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1mNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Pete Stark s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1mCalifornia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HC-WM

Rick Berg s1mND Republican Challenger 
Diane Black s1mTennessee Republican 
Charles Boustany s1mLouisiana Republican 
Kevin Brady s1mTexas Republican 
Vern Buchanan s1mFlorida Republican 
Dave Camp s2cMichigan Republican 
Geoff Davis s1mKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jim Gerlach s1mPennsylvania Republican 
Dean Heller s1mNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Wally Herger s1mCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Lynn Jenkins s1mKansas Republican 
Sam Johnson s1mTexas Republican 
Chris Lee s1mNew York Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Devin Nunes s1mCalifornia Republican 
Erik Paulsen s1mMinnesota Republican 
Tom Price s1mGeorgia Republican 
Dave Reichert s1mWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Peter Roskam s1mIllinois Republican 
Paul Ryan s1mPOTUS Republican 
Aaron Schock s1mIllinois Republican 
Adrian Smith s1mNebraska Republican 
Pat Tiberi s1mOhio Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HC-WM



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 15
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0


















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