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January 11, 2023 | Press Releases

Rep. Greg Steube Appointed to Powerful House Ways and Means Committee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today was appointed to serve on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means.

“I’m deeply honored to serve in a new role this Congress as a reliable, conservative voice on the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee tackles critical issues that are of enormous importance and consequence to my district and Florida as a whole.  I’m eager to lend my expertise in agriculture and my background in law towards navigating the complexities of tax and trade policies for the betterment of the American people,” said U.S. Rep. Greg Steube. “In our new Republican majority, the Ways and Means Committee will play an integral role in oversight of the weaponized IRS, investigating the Biden Family, examining the unprecedented release of President Trump’s tax returns, and restoring American competitiveness.”

“Congressman Steube is a patriot and fierce advocate for the freedoms of all Americans, and the Ways and Means Committee is fortunate to welcome him during this critical time for our country. He will undoubtedly be a valuable leader in fighting for a stronger economy that will support working families, lower taxes, and promote investment in America – a much needed change after two years of Democrat one-party rule in Washington,” said Chairman Jason Smith.

Florida is the fastest growing state and home to the second highest number of Medicare recipients in the country. If Florida were a country, it would be the seventeenth largest global economy. In the past, the committee has recognized Florida’s significant population and economic position with two Republican seats.

“Despite Florida being the second largest Republican delegation in Congress, there is currently only one Florida Republican on the committee, which is an underrepresentation of our great state. I’m glad my appointment to this influential committee will give Floridians another seat at the table,” said Steube.

The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The committee’s jurisdiction includes all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of programs including social security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance.