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Committees and Caucuses
Representative Kelly serves on the following committees/caucuses:
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 derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." To read more, click here.
Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures: The Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures has primary subcommittee jurisdiction over detailed examinations of tax policy before the Committee on Ways and Means. Members of the Subcommittee, at the direction of the Chairman of the full committee, engage in a thorough examination of the wide variety of policy areas that are effected by tax policy.
Subcommittee on Social Security: The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Social Security shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal Old Age, Survivors’ and Disability Insurance System, the Railroad Retirement System, and employment taxes and trust fund operations relating to those systems.
Subcommittee on Oversight: The Subcommittee on Oversight examines and investigates matters involving the administration of current law and the agencies within the scope of the full Committee's jurisdiction. In addition to providing an investigatory platform for the Committee, the Subcommittee overseas the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)'s administration of the nation's tax laws and the programs related to the Medicare and Social Security trust funds.
Additionally, Rep. Kelly serves as the co-chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives from the 18 Northeastern and Midwestern States. To learn more, click here.
Representative Kelly is also a member of the following caucuses:
The Pro-Life Caucus
The Congressional Steel Caucus
The Congressional Propane Caucus (founding member)
The Congressional Manufacturing Caucus
The Marcellus Shale Caucus
The House Automotive Caucus (co-chairman)
The Congressional Coal Caucus
The Job Creators Caucus
The Natural Gas Caucus
The House Small Brewers Caucus (co-chairman)
The Sportsman's Caucus
The Congressional Prayer Caucus
The Congressional Caucus on Korea (co-chairman)
The Congressional Services Caucus
The Childhood Cancer Caucus
The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
The Congressional China Caucus
The House Retirement Security Caucus (co-chairman)
The Republican Study Committee (steering committee member)