Linda Sánchez to Lead Tax Reform Working Group on Manufacturing (Feb. 14, 2013)
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) has been named Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means Manufacturing Tax Reform Working Group. Congresswoman Sánchez and Chair Jim Gerlach (R-PA) will lead this working group in reviewing current tax law regarding the manufacturing sector and report back their findings to the full House Committee on Ways and Means.
“American manufacturing has seen a huge resurgence over the past 33 months, and we need to do all that we can as lawmakers to encourage more job creation,” said Congresswoman Sánchez. “With almost 500,000 new American jobs in manufacturing, we need a tax code that supports the manufacturing sector and helps get more hard working Americans back on the job. I am honored to lead this working group with Chairman Gerlach and I look forward to finding common sense tax reforms that create more American jobs in manufacturing.”
In addition to this announcement by the House Committee on Ways and Means, Congresswoman Sánchez was yesterday named to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Financial Services, Manufacturing and Commerce.
As part of her service on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means, Congresswoman Sánchez also serves on the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, which has jurisdiction over federal tax policy. In the 113th Congress, the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures will be in charge of drafting a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. Congresswoman Sánchez also serves on the Subcommittee on Oversight, which oversees all programs within the jurisdiction of the full Ways and Means Committee. This includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department.