The Republican Leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced his 3 appointments to the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka: The Super Committee)… and one of his choices was Pat!
The “Super Committee” is tasked with reducing the U.S. deficit by another $1.5 trillion (this is in addition to the cuts already identified in the Budget Control Act.
Leader McConnell, in a statement, relayed: “My main criteria for selecting members was to identify serious, constructive senators who are interested in achieving a result that helps to get our nation’s fiscal house in order. That means reforming entitlement programs that are the biggest drivers of our debt, and reforming the tax code in a way that makes us more competitive and leads to more American jobs. The goal is to achieve a result that convinces Americans and the world that we’re committed as a nation to prosperity for all our citizens.”
Senator McConnell’s statement further included mention of Pat, stating: Sen. Pat Toomey is a member of the Budget, Banking, Commerce and Joint Economic Committees and has been a leader on economic, financial services, and budgetary issues. Toomey is in his first term in the Senate after serving three terms in the House of Representatives. Sen. Toomey has run a small business and served as the president of The Club for Growth.
We all know what a tremendous leader we have in Senator Toomey, and yesterday’s appointment further reinforces that Pennsylvania has elected the best man to lead during these difficult economic times.