Capital Building

House Committee On Ways and Means

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Revenue, including tax policy, tariffs, reciprocal trade agreements, and bonded debt of U.S.; revenue-related aspects of Social Security and Medicare


Individual and corporate taxes; estate taxes; gift taxes; customs revenue and ports of entry and delivery; deposit of public monies; tax exempt foundations and trusts; programs providing payments for health care, health research, or health delivery systems; bills relating to public assistance, including TANF, child support, unemployment, welfare eligibility, and low-income energy assistance; oversight of the Internal Revenue Code; tariffs and import fee valuations; unfair import practices, including antidumping

Committee Leadership

(R - TN)
(D - MN)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
Median Salaries
Staff Tenures