Congressman Boyle Wins Nomination to the Powerful Ways and Means Committee
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, the senior congressman from southeastern Pennsylvania, has been selected by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. The oldest committee in Congress and the only one to be called for in the U.S. Constitution, the Ways and Means Committee is the chief economic development committee. It presides over key issues such as tax policy, trade, Medicare, and Social Security. The committee counts among its former members: seven U.S. Presidents, eight U.S. Vice-Presidents, twenty-one Speakers of the House of Representatives, and four Justices of the Supreme Court.
“I would like to thank Speaker Pelosi and my Democratic colleagues on Steering and Policy for selecting me for this important position. Serving on this storied and powerful committee will allow me to fight for Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania like never before,” said Boyle. “From ensuring tax policy is fair to working families to protecting vital programs like Social Security and Medicare, I will do everything in my power to ensure the people of Pennsylvania and people of America have the support they need to thrive.”
At 41, Boyle will become one of the youngest members of Congress’ oldest committee. “I am grateful for this committee nomination, particularly at this point relatively early in my congressional career, and I will use my new position to fight to give Pennsylvanians of every zip code a shot at the American dream,” said Boyle.