Walorski Named Top Republican on Ways and Means Worker & Family Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Walorski Named Top Republican on Ways and Means Worker & Family Subcommittee

Panel Has Jurisdiction Over Programs to Help Workers, Children, and Families Thrive

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today was named the top Republican, or ranking member, of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker & Family Support, which has jurisdiction over programs aimed at helping workers, children, and families thrive.

“The key to keeping the American Dream alive is to expand economic opportunity and empower workers and families to succeed,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “I’m honored to serve as ranking member of the Worker & Family Support Subcommittee, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to find commonsense solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. We have important work ahead of us to build on our economic momentum, support stronger and healthier families, and help hardworking Americans build a bridge from poverty to prosperity.”

“Hardworking Americans who were left behind during the previous administration are now finally seeing more jobs and bigger paychecks thanks to President Trump and our GOP pro-growth agenda,” said Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady. “Ms. Walorski and I are ready to roll up our sleeves and work with our Democrat colleagues to protect the growing paychecks of America’s workers and ensure this booming economy isn’t slowed down. I look forward to working with Jackie as we continue to fight for policies that promote more opportunities for workers and families across the country.”

BACKGROUND

The panel, previously called the Subcommittee on Human Resources, authorizes and oversees a wide range of programs and services, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Social Services Block Grant, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, the Maternal, Infant, and early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, child and family services, and foster care and adoption.

Walorski will also serve as a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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