Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and Staff Director, Subcommittee on Tax Policy
House Committee on Ways and Means – Democratic Staff, Chairman Richard E. Neal
Aruna Kalyanam has been on staff with the House Committee on Ways and Means since 2001. Her work is focused primarily on Federal tax policy and revenue issues related the Federal budget. Ms. Kalyanam’s areas of expertise include tax policy related to both individual income taxation and business taxation, with specific work in the areas of energy, infrastructure, and economic development. She has worked on a number of important pieces of legislation during her time with the Committee, including the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (2015), the American Taxpayer Relief Act (2012) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009). Ms. Kalyanam has also worked for Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Member Xavier Becerra. Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Kalyanam started working on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY).
Ms. Kalyanam is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, you can find Ms. Kalyanam adding stamps to her passport and going on culinary adventures in the greater DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) area.