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Rep. DelBene gets coveted seat on House Ways and Means Committee

Rep. DelBene gets coveted seat on House Ways and Means Committee

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Washington, DC, January 5, 2017 | comments

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., has done time in a congressional purgatory -- a House panel set up by Republicans to torment Planned Parenthood -- and is now stepping into a heavenly committee assignment.

DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named to the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

The panel will deal with the most controversial elements of Republicans' legislative agenda, from repeal of the Affordable Care Act to cuts in Medicare and "reforms" in Social Security, plus giving the rich whopping tax cuts.

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