House Ways and Means Committee Dinner

The Society held a dinner celebrating the history of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the significant role it… read more

The Society held a dinner celebrating the history of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the significant role it plays in American public finance and federal revenue. Mr. Remini, Rep. Thomas who currently is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Rangel who currently is the ranking Democrat talked about the history of the committee which was created in 1789 and is the oldest standing committee in Congress. Other topics included the committee’s legislative authority and broad scope, the history of its meeting room, and stories about former members. Mr. Remini noted that eight U.S. presidents had been members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Robert Remini is the author of The House: A History of the House of Representatives, published by Collins for the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Books. close

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House Ways and Means Committee Dinner

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193084-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 10, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 15, 2006

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  • Jul 10, 2006 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 2006 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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