ways and means committee

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Ways and Means Committee definition


A permanent committee of the House of Representatives, which makes recommendations to the House on all bills for raising revenue. The committee is the principal source of legislation concerning issues such as taxation, customs duties, and international trade agreements.

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ways and means committee

noun
a permanent committee of the United States House of Representatives that makes recommendations to the US House on all bills that would raise revenue 
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