Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced Ways and Means Chief Tax Counsel and Tax Policy Subcommittee Staff Director Barbara Angus will be departing the Committee staff. With Angus’s departure, Randell J. Gartin, current Ways and Means Tax Counsel, will now serve as Ways and Means Republican Chief Tax Counsel and Republican Staff Director of the Tax Policy Subcommittee.
Upon making this announcement, Chairman Brady released the following statement:
“As I travel Texas and the country, folks often ask me when I knew that tax reform was going to be a reality. Without a doubt, that moment hit me when Barbara interviewed for the position of Chief Tax Counsel. Few in Washington match Barbara’s intelligence, leadership, and work ethic. Her efforts changed history, helping us create a tax code that works for families and Main Street businesses. I am so thankful for her guidance and friendship these past three years and wish her all the best in this next chapter – she will be missed dearly by our Committee.
“I am confident that Randy Gartin will be a strong leader for our Tax Policy Subcommittee moving forward. With more than a decade of experience in tax, including working for our Committee as we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Randy’s acumen will serve our Committee well. I look forward to working with Randy as we continue to put forth proposals that grow our economy and provide new opportunities for families and local job creators.”
Gartin most recently served as Tax Counsel for the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, focusing on American competitiveness for local business. Prior to joining the Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Gartin held positions at KPMG, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Utah, his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.