Boustany appointed to subcommittee

Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R-3rd) has ben named to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade.

Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced the appointment last week.

Camp said the committee “faces a very busy Congress as we work to make our economy stronger and healthier so families can find good-paying jobs and save and invest for the future.”

Among the 113th Congress’s goals, he said, are pursing an aggressive legislative agenda to simplify and balance the tax code, create opportunities in the global marketplace “while holding our trading partners accountable,” conducting rigorous oversight – especially as it relates to implementing ObamaCare and taking action “to protect, preserve and prolong the life of our entitlement programs.”

Boustany welcomed the appointment, saying, “With hundreds of millions of dollars of goods annually passing through shipping channels in the Third Congressional District, I have a keen interest in global commerce and trade and their effects on our nation’s ports and harbors. Serving on this subcommittee afford me an opportunity to bring the viewpoints and concerns of south Louisiana to the forefront of policy discussions.”

The congressman said he is also looking forward to working with the House committee’s International and Energy Tax Reform Working Groups.

“Energy policy continues to play an important role for economic growth in our country,” Boustany said. “I remain committed to leading the charge in reforming the tax code and empowering small businesses to create jobs.”