House Committee on Ways and Means

The House Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." The jurisdiction of the committee includes tax, trade, Social Security, Medicare and social services programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).


  • Health
  • Worker and Family Support
  • Racial Equity Initiative

Committee on Oversight and Reform

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has authority to investigate the subjects within the Committee’s legislative jurisdiction as well as "any matter" within the jurisdiction of the other standing House Committees. The committee has legislative jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the government procurement process, federal personnel systems, the Postal Service, the Census and other matters.


  • Environment


Congressman Jimmy Gomez is also a member of the following caucuses:

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