|As the 115th Congress gets underway, new members have joined both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Terri Sewell (D-AL), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) all will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee. New members of the Senate Finance Committee include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
In addition, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) have both announced subcommittee leadership and assignments for their respective parties. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) have taken over as chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Tax Policy Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Housing Credit and tax-exempt Housing Bonds. Roskam replaces former Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA), who did not seek reelection to the House, and instead unsuccessfully ran for a Senate seat. Doggett replaces Neal, who ascended to the position of full committee ranking member when Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) decided to step down from that position. The Senate Finance Committee has not yet announced new subcommittee assignments.