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Neal Statement on Reelection to Serve as Chairman of Ways and Means Committee

December 3, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after being reelected Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 117th Congress:

“Remaining the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee is the honor of my life, and I am immensely grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with this responsibility. This past Congress, Ways and Means Democrats wasted no time with our majority. We passed legislation to lower prescription drug prices, increase Americans’ retirement savings, redesign the IRS, reduce the number of children requiring placement in foster homes, and provide expanded tax credits to low-wage workers and middle-class families. Our members led the way in improving and passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and conducted robust oversight of the Trump Administration at every turn.

“Of our many achievements, I am most proud of the Committee’s swift and innovative leadership through the COVID-19 health and economic crises. Our significant contributions to Congress’s pandemic relief packages saved both lives and livelihoods. We’re not out of the woods yet, though. The American people need us now more than ever, and I look forward to the Committee working closely with the Biden Administration not only to recover from this horrific virus and accompanying recession, but to build back even better.”