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Congressman Boyle Appointed to Tax, Oversight, and Social Security Subcommittees of the Powerful House Ways and Means Committee

January 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon being appointed to the following three individual subcommittees of the House Ways and Means Committee:

  • Select Revenue (previously Tax Policy) Subcommittee
  • Oversight Subcommittee
  • Social Security Subcommittee

“I am honored and eager to get to work as a member of these subcommittees, each of which provide me an excellent opportunity to advocate for American workers, students, seniors, and middle class families of Philadelphia – and continue the work I’ve started as co-chair of the Blue Collar Caucus. Our tax code should work for all Americans, not just those at the top best equipped to expose its loopholes. It should be a tool to reward American businesses that do right by their employees, build 21st century infrastructure, and empower graduates to start the careers of their dreams.
“We now see that the 2017 GOP Tax Scam has unfairly rigged our tax code for billionaires, without the trickle-down benefits the Republicans promised American families. As a member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee, I will fight for a tax code that gives every American a fair chance to succeed. As a member of the Oversight Subcommittee, I will fight for government transparency at a time in our history where I fear we need it most.
“Since first elected to office I’ve fought to strengthen and expand Social Security: a fundamental promise and core tenant of this nation, that if you work hard and pay your dues or find yourself disabled, we’ll have your back. I’ve fought tirelessly to address the unconscionable administrative backlog encountered by too many Pennsylvanians currently seeking the life-saving assistance they’re owed by law. Philadelphia’s backlog remains one of the worst in the nation, but we’re making important progress since I took on this fight. My position on the Social Security Subcommittee will allow me to continue to push for answers, and results.”