By Kaustuv Basu, Bloomberg BNA.
Top House Ways and Means Committee members are jockeying for positions of influence as Congress eyes a tax overhaul in 2017.
The House GOP consumption tax-based blueprint is currently in the hands of committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and his staff as they work with fellow Republicans and the Trump team to shape a legislative proposal.
But there may be opportunities for House tax-writers to put their imprint on the bill, potentially even leading opposition to the plan’s border adjustability provision.
Here are five Ways and Means Committee members to watch this year, former congressional tax aides, lobbyists and others tell Bloomberg BNA.
Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi (R-Ohio) challenged Brady for the Ways and Means chairmanship in late 2015.