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Membership of Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction

The House and Senate Republican and Democratic Leaders were each required to select three Members of Congress to sit on the Joint Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appointed Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as a Joint Committee co-chair, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) selected Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to serve.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appointed House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to be co-chair of the Committee, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced her selection of Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to the Committee.