Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee recommended Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), and Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) to serve on the Ways and Means Committee:
“Congress’s most senior and powerful Committee welcomes three outstanding new Committee Members who know first-hand how American families and Main Street businesses make our economy grow.
“Rep. Carol Miller is a highly respected business leader and bison farmer from West Virginia. Rep. Kevin Hern is a highly successful entrepreneur in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rep. Lloyd Smucker helps build communities through his longstanding commercial construction firm in Smoketown, Pennsylvania.
“Each bring valuable Main Street experience and knowledge to our GOP fight to help America defeat the virus, grow America’s economy, lower health care costs, sell more Made-in-America products throughout the world, and save Social Security and Medicare once and for all.”
“I’m confident that these Members will rise to the occasion to help our economy rebuild from this pandemic.”
Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) represents West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. Prior to joining Congress, she served in the West Virginia House of Delegates for over a decade, and worked in real estate and on her own bison farm.
Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) represents Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District. Prior to joining Congress, he previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, and served as president of a family-owned commercial construction firm in Smoketown, Pennsylvania.
Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) represents Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District. Prior to joining Congress, he ran 18 franchise restaurants in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
Background: The House Steering Committee is responsible for recommending Members to serve on standing Committees in the House of Representatives. The recommendations are subject to approval by the House Republican Conference.