Renacci’s Appointment Brings Another Buckeye to the Tax Reform Table

Published by Michael Novogradac on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00am

Last week Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp congratulated and welcomed Congressman Jim Renacci to the Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Renacci fills the vacancy left by Sen. Tim Scott who was named to the Ways and Means Committee in November but was subsequently appointed to the Senate in December. Rep. Renacci’s appointment represents the addition of a second Ohioan on the tax writing committee, joining Rep. Pat Tiberi who also hails from the Buckeye State.

Ohio, the seventh most populous of the 50 states, is similarly well represented on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which boasts Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as members.  In the context of tax reform these committees will play a key role, as will the leaders of the Senate and the House, one of whom – Speaker John Boehner – likewise represents Ohio.