Picks for debt supercommittee include 2 Michigan GOP reps
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has named House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R- MI) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) as picks to serve on the House-Senate ‘supercommittee’ charged with coming up with more spending cuts under the recent debt deal.
The Hill reports that Boehner focused on experience in deciding who to chose.
“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,” Boehner said. “They understand the gravity of our debt crisis and I appreciate their willingness to serve on this panel.”
Boehner named House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) as co-chair of the committee.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) chose Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and first term senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA).
Senate Democrats will be represented on the committee by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), John Kerry (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA).
It is not yet clear who will represent House Democrats on the committee.