Congressman Charles Boustany serves on the House Ways and Means and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight.  Congressman Jeff Landry serves on the House Committee On Natural Resources, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and the House Committee on Small Business.
These committees each have an important role in how our laws are crafted and changed.
Congressman Boustany serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.  So what is the role of this committee in government?  This committee deals with a variety of aspects of our government as their reach is far and wide.

If you are discussing government funding, then the House Ways and Means Committee is the committee that has wide jurisdiction that runs the gambit of taxes, social security, trade, healthcare and more.

Congressman Boustany is also the chair of the Oversight Subcommittee.  This subcommittee has the duty of being the body to serve as a check and balance on some aspects of the Executive Branch of the government, like the Internal Revenue Service.  Boustany also has the responsibility of serving on the subcommittees for Human Resources and Select Revenue Measures.

Boustany sitting on the House Ways and Means committee means that he is part of the group of U.S. Representatives who decide how the Federal Government will get money, like through taxes.  The committee is also charged with the responsibility to oversee the debt of our country.

In the House Ways and Means committee members also must oversee trade agreements, customs and ports and revenue.  It's this committee that has the duty of dealing with import and trade negotiations along with all tariffs.

The House Ways and Means committee is a very important committee as under its scope of responsibilities comes social security programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and welfare.

This committee is important to the role it members play in writing farm bills along with highway reauthorizations.

Congressman Jeff Landry serves on the House Committee On Natural Resources, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and the House Committee on Small Business.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is charged with dealing with bills about America's energy concerns, public lands, fishing and wildlife and more.  It has five subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
  • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources deals with America's mineral resources, mining along with most of the U.S. Geological survey.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs has charge of issues that relate to our fisheries, our wildlife and oceanography.

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs deals with the affairs of 565 federally recognized Native American tribes, Alaska Native Corporations and close to two million American Indians.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands is the committee that deals with any issues that have to do with public lands, our American monuments and our National Park System.

The Subcommittee on Water and Power has the duty of dealing with water resources, including the generation of electricity via water power, along with interstate water issues.

Congressman Jeff Landry also serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure which has six subcommittees:

  • Aviation
  • Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
  • Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
  • Highways and Transit
  • Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
  • Water Resources and Environment

The subcommittee of Aviation deals with issues of aviation safety along with infrastructure.  This subcommittee also deals with what kind of impact transportation security may have on safety and aviation.

The subcommittee of Coast Guard and Maritime Transporation oversees any laws dealing with the Coast Guard, shipping and maritime transportation.

The subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management deals with and oversees issues of the management of emergencies and natural disasters.  The group also oversees agencies and programs promoting economic development.  Oversight of federal real estate programs also is the responsibility of this subcommittee.

The subcommittee on Highways and Transit deals with issues of highways, transit, and highway safety program.

Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials is the subcommittee oversees the federal programs dealing with railroads, the safety of pipelines and transporting hazardous materials.

The Water Resources and Environment subcommittee deals with ee includes the civil works programs of the Army Corps of Engineers and the clean water programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Other agencies under the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction include the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the International Boundary Water Commission, and certain programs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Subcommittee advocates cost effective water infrastructure improvements that provide jobs and an economic return on investments.