The Oversight Subcommittee assists the full Committee in carrying out its general oversight responsibilities of matters within the scope of the full Committee’s jurisdiction. The Oversight Subcommittee works with the full Committee and other Subcommittees to determine whether the laws within the jurisdiction of the Committee (including tax, trade, health, Human Resources, and Social Security laws) are being implemented and carried out efficiently and in accordance with Congressional intent. The Oversight Subcommittee also provides oversight of the federal agencies (such as the Internal Revenue Service) responsible for implementing laws within the full Committee’s jurisdiction.




Recent Activity

Mar 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA) and Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) released a discussion draft entitled “The Taxpayer First Act.” This bipartisan legislation will propose ways to improve the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time since 1998. 

Ranking Member Lewis said:

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

I thank the Chairman for holding this markup today and I regret that we were not able to find consensus on the Views & Estimates letter.    

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Madam Chair, thank you for holding this hearing on proposals to improve the administration of our federal tax system. Today, we will hear suggestions from our colleagues on how to improve IRS operations and taxpayer services.   


Ranking Member

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John Lewis
Georgia ~ 05

Democratic Members

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Joseph Crowley
New York ~ 14
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Earl Blumenauer
Oregon ~ 03
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Suzan DelBene
Washington ~ 01