Senator Menendez on Reid's Appointments to Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction

Senator Menendez on Reid's Appointments to Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction

NJ Senator Calls for Inclusion of Provisions to End Oil Subsidies and Eliminate Wasteful Subsidies

Washington - US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's announcement last night of Senate appointments to the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Deficit Reduction. Senator Reid appointed Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to the Join Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Senator Murray will serve as co-chair of the JSC on the Democratic side.

"Now that members have been appointed to the Joint Select Committee, I look forward to working with them to craft a balanced deficit reduction plan that demands sacrifice by all and not just soldiers, students, seniors, and working class families. Only if we include provisions to end oil subsidies and eliminate wasteful tax loopholes will such a plan avoid further damage to our recovery and be taken seriously by the markets and the American people. Not only must this process not distract us from the most pressing task at hand, which is creating jobs, it must reinforce the goal of getting the economy moving again."

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