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Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Reed announced his new position as Republican Leader of the Social Security Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee. This places Tom as the Republican in charge of Social Security matters in the House of Representatives.

"We care about those who rely on Social Security, and we will work together with Democrats for the American people to protect this program and ensure Social Security is around for future generations," Reed said.

Reed is joined on the committee by the Chair of the Social Security Subcommittee Rep. John Larson (D-CT).

"We know John is a great legislator, and we look forward to working with him this Congress," Tom concluded.

"I am delighted that Representative Reed has been selected to be Republican Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee," Rep. John Larson said. "We have a long history of collaboration and service on this subcommittee, and share many common goals, the most vital of which is the need to preserve and strengthen Social Security.

"I look forward to working with Tom to conduct the committees business in a thorough and bipartisan manner," Rep. Larson concluded.

"Tom has been one of the most effective Members of our Committee since day one – always willing to reach across the aisle to get the job done and ensuring the needs of folks in New York are met," Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said. "He is a great leader, and I look forward to working with Tom as he leads the Republicans on this Subcommittee as we continue to stand up for seniors and folks with disabilities who rely on Social Security."

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