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Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
The Speaker's Official Website ^ | 08/10/2011

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 people’s 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 children’s 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 what’s best for our country. With all that’s at stake, I expect that the joint select committee will conduct its work in the open and transparent manner the American people deserve.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boehner; camp; catfoodcommittee; congress; davecamp; fredupton; hensarling; jebhensarling; johnboehner; jointcommittee; selectcommittee; supercommittee; supercongress; upton
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1 posted on 08/10/2011 8:50:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good picks all! To bad the committee is unconstitutional!


2 posted on 08/10/2011 8:52:45 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: SeekAndFind

Not familiar with any of these people. They RINO’S or a mixture?????????


3 posted on 08/10/2011 8:53:06 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: SeekAndFind

Upton is the RINO pos behind the light bulb ban... we be screwed


4 posted on 08/10/2011 8:53:29 AM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: SeekAndFind

Hensarling.

Oooooooh!

Hensarling in the Royal Congress. Wow.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 8:53:34 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God the EPA is still safe. [/sarc]


6 posted on 08/10/2011 8:53:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like Texas and Michigan have representation. What about the citizens from the other 48 states?


7 posted on 08/10/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

http://hensarling.house.gov/about/biography.shtml


8 posted on 08/10/2011 8:55:35 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

Upton also voted for the great lakes directional drilling ban.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 8:55:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: IamConservative
Looks like Texas and Michigan have representation. What about the citizens from the other 48 states?

Trust me, you'll get equally screwed.
10 posted on 08/10/2011 8:57:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Members in good standing of the ruling class.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 8:57:12 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997
Prior to his election to Congress, Fred worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While at OMB, he learned from President Reagan’s example that it does not matter who gets the credit, as long as the job gets done.
12 posted on 08/10/2011 8:58:17 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: IamConservative

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.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 8:58:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bigun
I believe bone-er has followed thru on his rino tradition.

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.

14 posted on 08/10/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Off topic, but have you seen Upton’s daughter or is she his niece?


15 posted on 08/10/2011 9:00:44 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.


16 posted on 08/10/2011 9:01:00 AM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: MNJohnnie
.. it does not matter who gets the credit, as long as the job gets done economy tanks.
17 posted on 08/10/2011 9:01:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Camp

http://camp.house.gov/Biography/

Upton

http://upton.house.gov/Biography/


18 posted on 08/10/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
“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.”

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,

19 posted on 08/10/2011 9:01:56 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: CPT Clay

I don’t know anything about her.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Logic n' Reason

You are entitled to believe whatever you wish but I STILL believe these are extremely goo picks for the committee.


21 posted on 08/10/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, looks like we're screwed.

THIS IS THE MAN WHO CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO BAN THE LIGHTBULB!!

Fred Upton's voting record:

BAILOUTS

•Voted YES for TARP
•Voted YES on the auto bailout
•Voted YES on Cash for Clunkers

SPENDING

•Voted NO on 7 of the last 9 RSC Budgets
•Voted YES on the Farm Bill
•Voted YES on the 2005 Highway Bill
•Voted NO to cap farm subsidies
•Voted YES four times to extend unemployment benefits
•Voted NO to end milk subsidies
•Voted NO to cut sugar subsidies
•Voted NO to cut NEA spending
•Voted NO to cut AMTRAK spending
•Voted YES to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
•Got a 53% on the Club’s 2009 RePORK Card
•Got a 42% on the Club’s 2007 RePORK Card

TAXES

•Voted YES on Patriot Tax – a surtax on high income earners

REGULATIONS

•Voted YES for Sarbanes-Oxley
•Voted YES to increase the minimum wage
•Voted YES on energy bill with new CAFÉ standards and tax hikes
•Voted NO to waive Davis-Bacon
•Voted YES to criminalize “price-gouging”

POLITICAL FREE SPEECH

•Voted YES to force 527s to disclose their donors
•Voted YES on McCain-Feingold
•Voted YES on the 527 Reform Act

ENTITLEMENTS

•Voted YES for SCHIP

GOVERNMENT REFORM

•Voted NO to privatize postal service for 20 communities
•Voted 7 of 9 times to increase congressional pay

SCHOOL CHOICE

•Voted YES on No Child Left Behind

Just say no to Fred Upton

22 posted on 08/10/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: SeekAndFind

Glaringly missing is any Tea Party freshmen....


23 posted on 08/10/2011 9:04:23 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is a political statement made against Paul Ryan?

Are any of Boehner's or McConnell's picks identified with the Tea Party? That would be my guess as to why Paul Ryan wasn't picked.

24 posted on 08/10/2011 9:05:20 AM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I see the failure to include Paul Ryan or Eric Cantor as Boehner’s belated birfday gift to petulant little Barry

“Wanted: Men to save the economy of the free world’s last superpower. No adults need apply”


25 posted on 08/10/2011 9:05:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

,,,,,,, shouldn’t be hard to get those 7 liberal votes IMO .


26 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:15 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( -:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I am DISGUSTED! no...I’m FURIOUS!!!!

And the one who knows the most isn’t appointed - Ryan.

WTF?!?!?!??!


27 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:29 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: I cannot think of a name

Ryan asked NOT to be on THIS committee....smart guy!


28 posted on 08/10/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: SeekAndFind

,,,,,,, shouldn’t be hard to get those 7 liberal votes IMO .

It looks like The path to Hell is well paved . . .


29 posted on 08/10/2011 9:10:15 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( -:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My first thought too. Why not Ryan. He is a budget genius.

I have a bad feeling about this. I hope the GOP realizes if they vote to increase taxes, they are dead to me.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 9:10:42 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Bigun; Logic n' Reason
You are entitled to believe whatever you wish but I STILL believe these are extremely goo picks for the committee.

Actually, you are the one that is entitled "to believe whatever you wish" because you are ignorant of the kind of Representative that Upton is, because he ain't no fiscal conservative.

Try reading his voting record in the post (#22) immediately following yours.
31 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:03 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Bigun; SeekAndFind
RE :"Good picks all! To bad the committee is unconstitutional!"

Unconstitutional?? To make recommendations?? (which they will fail at by design)

When you use that word all the time it loses meaning, like the old story of :'The boy that cried unconstitutional"

32 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Aria
Sickening, isn't it?

He probably would have appointed Barney Frank if he could.

33 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:01 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: SeekAndFind

Glaringly missing is any Tea Party freshmen....


34 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:47 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Madame Dufarge

Upton is a RINO.


35 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:12 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: SoConPubbie

As the Michigander on this thread I have to say, I’m Sorry.


36 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fred Upton...total RINO

Hensarling...Boehner chose Hensarling over a true conservative, DeMint to chair the Republican Conference

And a Michigan republican who is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership, who will be as useless as boobies on a male swine.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Bigun

Upton is a HORRIBLE pick unless you like big governement. See post #22.


38 posted on 08/10/2011 9:15:47 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Madame Dufarge

He’s more suited for the communist party than the Republican Party!


39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:03 AM PDT by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn, I guess this seals the deal that we are now royally %^&ked!


40 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: SeekAndFind
Upton is an appropriator/negotiator who will protect all their phony baloney jobs....I didn't get a harumph outta that guy.
41 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:52 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Bushbacker1
Boner is a traitor and an opponent of the Tea Party Faction. So is McConnell.

Because of Boner's original bill and the McConnell Reid revision, we were hit with the downgrading of U.S. Credit.

Boner and McConnell are NOT the people you would want by your side in a firefight in the trenches. They would be willing to surrender if it saved their skins.

The entire Supercommittee concept is an unconstitutional mechanism to subvert the spirit of the Constitution to allow Boner and McConnell et al to screw the Tea Party People without appearing to screw them.

If you look at the composition of the DEMOCRAT members of this body, together with the one RINO, possibly two, Boner selected, the outcome is a forgone conclusion. Token cuts and massive tax increases which MAY help the budget initially, but which will strangle the economy even further and destroy it down the road.

Even more than Obama, Boner and McConnell need to GO.

42 posted on 08/10/2011 9:17:03 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahhhh . . . the House members of the Republican Cave In Committee . . .

Two from Michigan and no Tea Party representation . . . bend over folks . . . you are about to be screwed


43 posted on 08/10/2011 9:18:45 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did anyone think this ‘committee’ was being set up to be effective?

Or just another show...to ‘appear’ to be doing something of good on our behalf of course...of course.


44 posted on 08/10/2011 9:18:53 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: All

To those with the Ryan question:

http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=255584


45 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:25 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: dalereed

With a few exceptions, the difference is becoming more blurred.


46 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:57 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: KansasGirl

Remember, anything recommended by this committee has to be passed by the House. I don’t think the house will vote to “increase” taxes, if you are talking about tax rates. However, if the committee chooses to recommend closing some tax loopholes in exchange for deeper spending cuts I might be able to support that.


47 posted on 08/10/2011 9:20:23 AM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: cripplecreek

Whenever I read the Detroit news they always use the word Michiganian instead of Michigander. When did that start? When I grew up there it was always Michigander.


48 posted on 08/10/2011 9:20:36 AM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Psalm 144

Hensarling’s sadly underperformed his position in the House leadership IMO. (He was the good old boy they named instead of Bachmann, who actually knows how to get a message out.)

But Upton is the embarrassment in this group. Just whose corporate water was he carrying when he banned our light bulbs? GE’s?


49 posted on 08/10/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: goodnesswins

“Ryan asked NOT to be on THIS committee....smart guy!”

Absolutely false. Stated flatly on Cavuto he wanted on. Saw it and heard it with me own eyes. Sorry.


50 posted on 08/10/2011 9:21:36 AM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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