U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has secured a spot on the House’s powerful Ways and Means Committee next year.

Scott, who has served on the GOP House leadership team since he first took office two years ago, said he was honored.

“Even before coming to Congress, tax reform was a passion of mine, and I look forward to diving straight into the discussion as we look to make the first significant revisions to the tax code in decades,” he said.

The panel is oldest congressional committee and is the House’s main tax-writing committee.

The last South Carolinian to serve on the Ways and Means Committee was Carroll Campbell, who served on the panel in 1986, shortly before his election as governor.

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