“Fourth most powerful person” in government: Paul Ryan named “Ways and Means Committee” chairman

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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Congressman Ryan’s new post in Congress places him at the forefront of the biggest issues facing the country, from taxes and trade to social security and the safety net. Congressman Ryan has been named the chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, and it’s a position that could factor into presidential politics.

“Ways and Means Committee is the most important committee in Congress in my opinion,” Ryan said.

The Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over many of the most important areas in the federal government — extending Ryan’s reach over taxation, tariffs, trade, social security, most federal welfare and assistance programs, Medicare, unemployment benefits and child support laws — to name a few.

“It has a huge impact on the economy.  About three-fifths of the federal budget goes through the Ways and Means Committee,” Ryan said.

Mordecai Lee…

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