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Legislative update: Who will be next Ways and Means chairman?

Who will be next Ways and Means chairman?

The House today elected Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be its Speaker. After being sworn in, Ryan resigned his seats on the Committee on Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on Taxation. As a result, there will be a new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.


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It is not clear at this time when the new Ways and Means chair will be selected. Members of the committee who have expressed interest in becoming the next chairman include: Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH).  

The Ways and Means Committee today announced that Sam Johnson (R-TX), the committee's most senior member, will serve as interim chairman.

With Ryan leaving the Ways and Means Committee, it also is possible that another Republican will be added as a member to the committee.

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