“…I understand the people, the industries, and the thousands of jobs in Texas that depend on sound trade policy.”
Washington – Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, has been selected to serve on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and continue serving on the Subcommittee on Health. Marchant issued this statement following the announcement:
“America’s trade policy impacts the people of North Texas on a daily basis and it is an honor to be named to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade,” said Marchant. “As the Congressman for Texas’ 24th District – a district that includes the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport – I understand the people, the industries, and the thousands of jobs in Texas that depend on sound trade policy. North Texas communities derive $37 billion annually from the DFW Airport, contributing to a thriving economy.
“I look forward to continuing my work with Ways and Means Chairman and fellow-Texan, Kevin Brady, and all of my colleagues on the committee as we improve America’s trade policy and continue to grow a healthy economy for everyone.”
The House Committee on Ways and Means was first formed in 1789 and is the oldest committee of the United States Congress. The Committee derives the largest share of its jurisdiction through Article I, Section VII of the Constitution, which states, “all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.” Past Committee members include numerous U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices.