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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Schneider To Serve on Influential Ways & Means Committee

January 9, 2019
Press Release
Committee has broad jurisdiction over tax, health care, Medicare, Social Security, and more

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) was appointed as a member of the House Committee on Ways & Means for the 116th Congress.

The Committee on Ways & Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress. As the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives, it exercises broad jurisdiction over health care, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, trade and other issues.

“It is a great honor to join the Committee on Ways and Means, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to deliver on the commitments we made to the American people,” said Schneider. “The issues that matter to the families I represent run through the heart of this Committee’s jurisdiction, including health care, Medicare and Social Security. I also plan to use this new position to work to fix the punishing restriction on the State and Local Tax Deduction which has hit Tenth District communities particularly hard. I am grateful for the support of my colleagues and Chairman Neal for this new role and am eager to get to work.”

The House Ways and Means Committee is one of four exclusive committees, meaning members may not serve on more than one without a waiver. In the previous 115th Congress, Schneider served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Judiciary, and Committee on Small Business.