Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the below statement after being named as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures within the House Committee on Ways and Means. This appointment now goes to the full Democratic Caucus for review where it is expected to be confirmed.
“It is my deep honor to be named to lead the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee by my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee. I came to Congress to help grow the middle class and ensure everyone gets a fighting chance to succeed and I look forward to continuing that work as the leader of this subcommittee,” said Chairman Thompson. “This appointment will enable me to continue standing up for communities devastated by disaster, overseeing and investigating the impact of the Republicans’ tax plan on our economy, and implementing infrastructure and renewable energy policies fit for the 21st Century. I want to thank Chairman Neal and my colleagues for trusting me with this responsibility and pledge to work overtime to ensure my constituents and the American people all have an opportunity to get ahead.”
“Mike Thompson is a fierce advocate for his constituents in California. With spirit and heart, he works day in and day out to expand Americans’ economic opportunity, and I know he’ll be a terrific leader as chairman of the Ways & Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee,” said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal. “I look forward to working with Mike to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, protect victims of natural disasters, and ensure the tax code works for all Americans, not just those at the very top.”