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WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders today announced the formation of six committee-led task forces charged with developing a bold, pro-growth agenda that will be presented to the country in the months ahead.

Republicans first announced the development of this agenda last month at an issues conference in Baltimore. The task forces, comprised of committee chairs of jurisdiction, will seek input from all members to ensure their ideas and perspectives are reflected in this agenda.

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National Security

Administration Committee Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI)
Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL)

Goal: Develop an overarching strategy and the military capabilities required to confront the national security threats of the 21st century. 

Tax Reform

Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Goal: Create jobs, grow the economy, and raise wages by reducing rates, removing special interest carve-outs, and making our broken tax code simpler and fairer.

Reducing Regulatory Burdens

Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA)

Goal: Make it easier to invest, produce, and build things in America with a regulatory system that reduces bureaucracy and eases the burden on small businesses and job creators, while still protecting the environment, public safety, and consumer interests. 

Health Care Reform

Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA)
Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)
Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)
Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Goal: Repeal and replace Obamacare with a patient-centered system that gives patients more choice and control, increases quality, and reduces costs.

Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility

Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA)
Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Goal: Strengthen our safety net and reform educational programs to make them more effective and accountable, help people move from welfare to work, and empower productive lives. 

Restoring Constitutional Authority

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Goal: Reclaim power ceded to the executive branch over the years by reforming the rulemaking process, checking agency authority, exercising the power of the purse, and conducting more robust oversight.