Daily Tax Update - February 14, 2017: Mnuchin Sworn in as Treasury Secretary

Mnuchin Sworn in as Treasury Secretary:  Last night, Steven Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate in a 53-47 vote and sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury.

Rep. Mike Bishop Joins House Ways and Means Committee:  Today, the House Ways and Means Committee announced that Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) will join the committee, filling the slot previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Ways and Means Holds First Markup Meeting of the 115th Congress:  Today, the Ways and Means Committee held its first markup meeting of the 115th Congress. Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the opening statement.

The meeting agenda included the following:

  • Adoption of Ways and Means Committee authorization and oversight plan for the 115th Congress
  • Adoption of Ways and Means Committee views and estimates on Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget
  • Ratification of Ways and Means subcommittee assignments
  • Ratification of appointments to the Joint Committee on Taxation