U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, says he’s “thrilled” with his new committee assignment. Speaker Paul Ryan appointed LaHood to the House Ways and Means Committee.
LaHood considers it a significant committee because it deals with taxation, trade, healthcare, and many entitlement programs.
“Those are important issues to the American people,” he said. “They’re important to our seniors. They’re important to every facet of our economic system.”