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Lee Named to Two Key Posts on House Ways and Means Committee


Location: Washington, DC

Lawmaker To Serve On Oversight and Select Revenue Measures Subcommittees for the 112th Congress

Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) today was named to two key subcommittees on the House Ways and Means Committee for the newly-sworn-in 112th Congress. Lee was tabbed to serve on both the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures and Subcommittee on Oversight, under Chairmen Pat Tiberi (OH-12) and Charles Boustany (LA-7), respectively. Lee's appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee was announced in December.

The Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures is focused on all revenue-related measures -- including tax reform -- while the Oversight Subcommittee is responsible for oversight and implementation for all matters under the Committee on Ways and Means jurisdiction, including taxes, trade, welfare, Medicare, Social Security, unemployment benefits, and other important issues.

"As someone who has run a business I understand how the complicated tax code has become an impediment to economic growth and job creation, and I look forward to working with my colleagues towards fundamentally reforming our tax system," Lee said. "I look forward to working with Chairmen Dave Camp, Pat Tiberi, and Charles Boustany, as well as my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to shrink Washington and strengthen our economy so small businesses can once again grow and create jobs."

Lee added that he will bring to the Committee a manufacturing agenda he has put forward to return highly-skilled, well paying jobs back to the United States. Lee's "Manufacturing for Tomorrow" agenda takes a multi-pronged approach to solving America's jobs crisis and strengthening manufacturing in Western New York. Putting our economy back on the right track will require an innovative, thoughtful and long-term approach to make America competitive again. Congressman Lee's 5-point jobs plan includes (1) a more competitive tax code, (2) improved education and training in engineering fields, (3) liability reform to curb job-killing lawsuit abuse, (4) ending customs red-tape and (5) creating U.S. jobs and expanding American-made exports through the opening of new markets.

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