As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee he has been particularly active in working for tax fairness, obtaining a $14 billion “more education” tax cut for families so that students graduating from high school can receive all the education they are willing to work for. This year, he has devoted the most time to ensuring all citizens can access affordable, quality health care. He continues to work to improve the new health insurance reform law.
He is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, which has jurisdiction over issues that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, and low-income energy assistance. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Tax Policy and the Subcommittee on Trade.