Committee Info


Ways and Means

The Committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including: Social Security; Unemployment insurance; Medicare; Enforcement of child support laws; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Foster care and adoption programs.

My name is Adam Chernew, and I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am majoring in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), with a minor in Economic Policy. I am originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts. This will be my second year chairing a Model Congress committee at Penn. In addition to Model Congress, I am also involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club, as well as the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as we work together throughout the conference. If you have any questions about the conference, or Penn more generally, don't hesitate to reach out. My email is

Hey, I'm Ryan Klobus, I was born and raised in Syosset, NY and I'm a junior pursuing a Dual Degree in Finance and Statistics in Wharton and Computer Science in Engineering. This is my third time chairing Penn MC and I've won a few gavels back in the glory days. I'm an avid ballroom tap dancer and I appreciate the art of fly fishing. For any questions regarding the tournament, please reach out to my personal assistant/co-chair Adam Chernew at


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