August 10, 2011House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has selected Republican Reps. Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Dave Camp, Mich., and Fred Upton, Mich., to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Hensarling with serve as co-chair, along with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Senators Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will be the three senators Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will name to the special bipartisan committee. Kyl's appointment has been expected, since he is the Senate Minority Whip and represented Republicans in deficit reduction talks led by Vice President Joseph Biden this spring.
August 10, 2011