Neal Asks Secretary Mnuchin to Join Ways & Means Markup of Republican Tax Bill

October 30, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking that the secretary or a designee join the Committee as they markup the Ryan-McConnell tax plan next week.

“On behalf of the Ways and Means Democrats, we hope that you or your designee from the Department of Treasury will be able to join the Committee as we consider this historic legislation,” Ranking Member Neal wrote. “In the past, a representative from the Department of the Treasury – usually, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy – has joined the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation at the witness table during the Committee’s consideration of certain revenue measures.  Your insight on the provisions in the bill will be invaluable as we evaluate the merits of the package as a whole, and the Administration should have the opportunity to offer the reflections of the Executive Branch and the opinions of the President on what could be the year’s most significant legislative package.”

A copy of the letter is available here.