August 11, 2011
Joint Committee Membership Named
The names of the 12 members who will serve on the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction established by the debt limit legislation are now public.
Senate Democrats through Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have chosen Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) for the committee.
House Republicans through Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) have chosen Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R), Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) for the committee.
Senate Republicans through Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have chosen Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during the Bush Administration Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) for the committee.
House Democrats through Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have chosen Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and 2011 ASA Legislative Conference speaker Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) for the committee.
Senator Patty Murray and Representative Jeb Hensarling will serve as co-chairs of the committee.