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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lawmakers Who Were Serving During the Last Major Tax Reform

In the House,12 current members (5 R, 7 D) of the 114th Congress (2015-16) served in the 99th (1985-86). Seventeen senators (8R, 9 D) served in the 99th Congress.  Of this total, 5 were in the Senate at the time, while 12 were in the House.

How many of these 1986 veterans serve on the tax-writing committees?  Two are on the House Ways and Means Committee: Democrats Sander Levin and Charles Rangel.  The Senate Finance Committee has a larger contingent: Ron Wyden (ranking minority member), Charles Schumer, Bill Nelson, and Thomas Carper, as well as Republicans Orrin Hatch (chair), Charles Grassley, and Pat Roberts.

Senate party leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell were present for the 1986 tax reform (McConnell in the Senate, Reid in the House).  Neither Speaker John Boehner nor House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were serving at that time.
House members of the 114th Congress who served in the 99th:


Don Young, (AK)
F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (WI)
Harold Rogers (KY)
Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
 Joe L. Barton (TX)


John Conyers Jr (MI)
Charles B. Rangel (NY)
Steny H. Hoyer (MD)
Marcy Kaptur (OH)
Sander M. Levin (MI)
Peter J. Visclosky (IN)
Jim Cooper (TN)
Senators of the 114th Congress who served in Senate during the 99th Congress:


Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
Thad Cochran (MS)
Charles E. Grassley (IA)
Mitch McConnell (KY)
Patrick J. Leahy (VT)

Senators who were serving in the House at the time:

John McCain (AZ)
Pat Roberts (KS)
Richard C. Shelby (AL)
Dan Coats (IN)

Barbara Boxer (CA)
Thomas R. Carper (DE)
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Bill Nelson (FL)
Harry Reid (NV)
Charles Schumer (NY)
Ron Wyden (OR)
Edward J. Markey (MA)