Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) named three progressives to the Super Committee on Tuesday, and six more names have been added by other leaders in Congress.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced his picks at the majority leader’s House website. Boehner selected Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
NPR said GOP Senate picks have also been announced: “On the Senate side, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has chosen Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio to serve on the committee.”
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Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn’t announced her selections yet, but the final three selectees will be as liberal if not more liberal than the Senate picks.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/August 10, 2011)