Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) has been selected to serve on two crucial Subcommittees as part of her service on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means, the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures and the Subcommittee on Oversight.
The Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures has jurisdiction over federal tax policy. In the 113th Congress, the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures will be in charge of drafting a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. The Subcommittee on Oversight oversees all programs within the jurisdiction of the full Ways and Means Committee, which includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department.
"It is an honor to serve on both of these important Ways and Means Subcommittees," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "Since coming to Congress, I have fought to make our tax code fair for hard working Americans. I look forward to bringing my constituents' voices to the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee as we begin the long overdue process of comprehensive tax reform. Additionally, I am anxious to get to work on the Oversight Subcommittee to ensure the Medicare program is functioning properly and that our current tax policy is administered appropriately."
In addition to serving on the House Committee on Ways and Means, Congresswoman Sánchez also serves as the Ranking Member on the House Ethics Committee.
The House Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest standing Committee in Congress. Because of broad jurisdiction on critical issues--economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy--the Committee on Ways and Means is an indispensable part of the House Committee system.