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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Charles B. Rangel U.S. Representative [D] New York
- Robert V. Remini Historian U.S. House of Representatives
- Ronald A. Sarasin President U.S. Capitol Historical Society
- William "Bill" M. Thomas U.S. Representative [R] California
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