After a surprisingly contentious debate (that had much more to do with the upcoming spending negotiations than the tax reform bill), the House voted to proceed to Conference Committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate Bills.

The House named 9 Republican members to the Conference Committee, who will be joined by 5 Democratic members.

Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) will chair the House’s delegation, joined by fellow Ways and Means members Devin Nunes (R-CA), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Diane Black (R-TN) (also the Chairwoman of the Budget Committee).  Energy and Commerce members Fred Upton (R-MI.) (also the chair of the energy subcommittee) and John Shimkus (R-IL) and Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and member Don Young (R-Alaska) have been appointed as well. The Democratic conferees are Ways and Means members Richard Neal (D-MA) (ranking member), Sandy Levin (D-MI) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Natural Resources member Raúl Grijalva (D-AR) and Energy and Commerce member Kathy Castor (D-FL).


The Senate is expected to appoint their members to the Conference Committee on Wednesday.