Committee Assignments


Ways and Means Committee
Ways and Means Committee

Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
Subcommittee on Trade

The Committee on Ways and Means has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including:

Social Security 
Unemployment benefits
Enforcement of child support laws 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program Foster care and adoption programs

The U.S. Constitution requires that all bills regarding taxation must originate in the House of Representatives, and House procedure is that all bills regarding taxation must go through this committee. These stipulations make this House committee particularly powerful, especially in comparison with its Senate counterpart, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

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Permanent  Select Committee on Intelligence

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Subcommittee on Oversight
Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence
Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) was established in 1977 to provide oversight over the United States Intelligence Community (IC). The IC is a federation of executive branch agencies and organizations that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and the protection of the national security of the United States. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is probably the most widely recognized agency subject to HPSCI oversight. However, the committee maintains both authorization authority and budgetary control over all classified government programs.

The HPSCI conducts the vast majority of its work in closed session due to the sensitive nature of its work.