Neal Names New Ways & Means Democratic Chief Counsel

Feb 21, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today announced that Kara Getz has been named Chief Counsel for the committee.

“I have known Kara for many years and I am happy to welcome her back to the House in this Chief Counsel role,” said Ranking Member Neal. “Kara has proven herself to be an indispensable adviser to many Congressional leaders, and moving forward she will be absolutely integral to House Democrats’ efforts as she works on tax, trade, pension, and retirement policy.”

Getz served as Senior Tax Counsel and Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee since 2013, working for Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Max Baucus (D-MT). Prior to joining the Senate Finance Committee, she served as Tax Counsel and Legislative Director for Rep. Neal. Prior to joining Rep. Neal’s office, she served as Chief Counsel for the Senate Special Committee on Aging for Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI). Before that, she served as Tax Counsel for Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR). Getz also has experience in the private sector.

Getz earned her B.A. in History from Dickinson College and her J.D. from Duquesne University.