House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan has said he wants the Ways and Means Committee gavel next year, but the Wisconsin Republican will face a challenge from Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.
Brady, the current chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, told columnist Al Hunt in an interview that will air Friday evening that he wants the top slot on the Ways and Means Committee, where he is currently the No. 2 Republican.
Reigning Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., must relinquish his title next year due to term limits.Ways and Means has jurisdiction over Social Security. I don't know that either is better or worse for Social Security. Ryan certainly has a higher profile.