WASHINGTON, D.C.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-Tex.) selection by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means:

“Kevin Brady is a strong, pro-growth conservative who understands the importance of lower taxes and a fairer, simpler tax code to grow our economy and create jobs,” Scalise said. “Kevin is going to do great things as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and I look forward to working with him to advance conservative solutions that get our economy back on track and create opportunities for hardworking taxpayers to achieve the American Dream.”