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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Congressman Larson's Committees

Congressman Larson’s Committee Assignments

The Committee on Ways and Means

Congressman Larson is the lead Democrat on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee.

The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."

The jurisdiction of the committee includes the critically important areas of revenue, tariffs, reciprocal trade agreements, and the bonded debt of the United States.  Revenue-related aspects of the Social Security system, Medicare, and social services programs are also within the purview of the Committee.

(Learn more about the Committee on Ways and Means)