Skip to comments.Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Posted on 08/10/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Washington (Aug 10)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced his intent to appoint the following three lawmakers to represent House Republicans on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:
House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)
House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)
Speaker Boehner has tapped Chairman Hensarling to serve as a co-chair of the joint select committee. Boehner issued the following statement regarding the appointments of Chairmen Hensarling, Camp, and Upton:
Our debt and deficits are a threat to our economy, and America cannot achieve long-term job growth until we take action to address this crisis. In the weeks ahead, a serious, bipartisan committee of lawmakers will begin the hard but necessary work of making the tough choices needed to rein in mandatory and entitlement spending, which are the drivers of our debt. The lawmakers I have appointed to serve on this joint committee are proven leaders who have earned the trust and confidence of their colleagues and constituents. They understand the gravity of our debt crisis and I appreciate their willingness to serve on this panel.
The two parties have fundamental differences about government and its proper role in our society. Where we've been able to agree, we have acted, and in a way consistent with the American peoples desire for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. Still, the differences remain, and so does the urgent work of returning our economy to creating jobs and lifting the crushing burden of debt that threatens our childrens future. This joint committee presents an opportunity for both parties to bring to the table their best ideas, debate them on the merits, and ultimately come together to do whats best for our country. With all thats at stake, I expect that the joint select committee will conduct its work in the open and transparent manner the American people deserve.
Good picks all! To bad the committee is unconstitutional!
Not familiar with any of these people. They RINO’S or a mixture?????????
Upton is the RINO pos behind the light bulb ban... we be screwed
Hensarling in the Royal Congress. Wow.
Thank God the EPA is still safe. [/sarc]
Looks like Texas and Michigan have representation. What about the citizens from the other 48 states?
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Upton also voted for the great lakes directional drilling ban.
Members in good standing of the ruling class.
Is a political statement made against Paul Ryan? Why isn’t Ryan on this committee? He’s been the Republican point man on budget issues, and has taken a lot of incoming fire from the liberal side.
Why did he not pick P. Ryan to be on the committee??
Or a few other tparty-ers??
Oh...that's right. Tparty-ers are not rinos.
Off topic, but have you seen Upton’s daughter or is she his niece?
“Is a political statement made against Paul Ryan?”
He hasn’t learned to don the RINO regalia yet.
The Grand Old Potty has it’s standards.
Possibly, but it could also be protection.
This is an ABSOLUTELY no win position. The members will be slagged across the political spectrum, and when they finish, the best that will emerge is a camel (and an ugly one at that).
I can't imagine anyone that thinks they have a bigger future ahead of them wanting to be mixed up with this losing proposition,
I don’t know anything about her.