In a press statement released on Wednesday, Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) announced that he would take the gavel as the chairman of the Health Subcommittee of Ways & Means.
Full Tiberi statement:
“I am honored to have the opportunity to chair the Health Subcommittee. I look forward to working with Chairman Brady and other members of the subcommittee to find opportunities to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of healthcare, while creating the foundation for a patient-centered health care system for all Americans. We will build on our efforts to make Medicare more efficient and effective so we can keep Medicare’s promise to tomorrow’s seniors. As chairman, I plan to work with my colleagues to dismantle detrimental policies in Obamacare and reduce the impact on seniors, patients, employers, and providers.
“It has been an honor to serve most recently as the trade chairman. I am proud of the work we did on Trade Promotion Authority providing more oversight and transparency for trade agreements. This was a critical piece of legislation that laid the groundwork for transparent consideration of agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I look forward to remaining closely involved in trade matters moving forward. Meanwhile, I will also continue to pursue legislation that will encourage economic growth and job creation by continuing to serve on the Tax Policy Subcommittee.”