November 04,2015

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Hatch Welcomes Kevin Brady to Head House Ways and Means Committee

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today issued the following statement after Kevin Brady (R-Texas) was selected to serve as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee:

“As a long serving member of the Ways and Means Committee, Kevin brings a wealth of necessary experience to write, negotiate, and ultimately make pro-growth laws that will enhance opportunities for American families and job creators. The House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committees have a long and storied history of working together to drive a strong economic, trade, and health policy agenda. I am pleased Kevin will now play a stronger role in leading that agenda. Kevin understands that in order to retain America’s best and brightest, we must make responsible tax relief permanent so innovation can continue to thrive here at home.  I look forward to continuing our tradition of collaboration with Ways and Means under Chairman Brady as we work to grow the economy and reform our broken entitlement programs so that their solvency will be guaranteed for future generations.”