Rep. Schock appointed to powerful committee

US Representative Aaron Schock / KHQA file photo

US Representative Aaron Schock has been appointed to the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives.

That committee is considered to be one of the most powerful in congress.

The Ways and Means Committee is the tax writing committee in Congress.

It is directly responsible for all the tax and trade policies along with Social Security, Medicare, unemployment benefits and welfare.

Schock is approaching his second term in the House.