House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) announced the establishment of ten “Tax Teams,” made up of Republican members of the committee, that will each focus on a specific aspect of tax policy to prepare for what is expected to be major tax legislation next year in advance of the expiration of many provisions from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  

The Community Development Tax Team, which will consider issues related to affordable housing includes:  

  • Chair Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA); 
  • Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY); 
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL);  
  • Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT); and 
  • Rep. Mike Carey (R-OH). 

LaHood and Tenney are lead sponsors of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 3238), and all other team members are cosponsors. Kelly is the lead sponsor of the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (H.R. 3940), and Tenney, LaHood and Carey are cosponsors.