Earlier this week, Democrats announced their picks for the three Senators that would be part of the “super committee” tasked with deficit reduction. Today, Republicans release the names of the three Representatives and three Senators that would fill out the entire GOP side of the committee.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced his selections as Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH).
John Boehner selected House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). Speaker Boehner also selected Rep. Hensarling as the committee’s co-chair.
It had been speculated that Paul Ryan would be put on the committee, but that was not to be.
What’s still missing are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s three representatives. Will she go extreme left to appease her base or look to compliment what appears to be a good lineup for negotiations?