Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Congressman Jason Smith and members of a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) will visit Guyana on March 16, 2023. In addition to Chairman Smith, the delegation members are Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL), Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV), Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), Congressman Mike Carey (R-OH), and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND).
During their visit, the CODEL will meet with government officials and opposition leaders to discuss issues related to governance, economic matters, and the importance of bipartisan cooperation. They will meet with prominent business leaders from the United States and Guyana to learn firsthand about Guyana’s exponential economic growth. The CODEL visit seeks to further examine the bilateral and economic cooperation between the United States and Guyana.
The House Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. Since 1795, the committee has exercised jurisdiction over revenue and related issues such as tariffs, international trade policy, and the bonded debt of the United States.