Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, is set to join the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, The Hill is reporting.
Wenstrup was recommended for the panel by the House GOP Steering Committee. He will replace Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., according to The Hill.
Meehan resigned from the House in April after coming under fire for using taxpayer money for a payment to a former staff member after a sexual harassment accusation, CNN reported.
Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas welcomed the selection of Wenstrup.
“Dr. Wenstrup is an excellent choice to join our committee,” Brady said. “A decorated war veteran, small business owner, and doctor, Brad brings proven dedication to our country and invaluable experience to the team.
“I am excited to welcome Brad aboard as we take action to combat the opioid crisis, help move people off the sidelines and back into the workforce, and build upon tax reform to accelerate our economy.”
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