Speaker Ryan Announces Appointees to Bipartisan Budget Select Committees
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today announced his appointees to two bipartisan, House-Senate select committees, including a panel that will pursue reforms to the budget and appropriations process.
These joint select committees were established under the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act. Speaker Ryan’s appointees, announced during this morning’s House session, serve on committees with legislative jurisdiction over these issues.
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
Speaker Ryan has named the following lawmakers to this select committee, which is charged with advancing reforms to the budget and appropriations process:
“Our budget process is broken, and this is a chance to make real changes,” Speaker Ryan said. “Both parties—and just as importantly, both the House and the Senate—have to come to the table and figure out how to do better for the taxpayer. A working budget process is vital to tackling our pressing fiscal challenges.”
Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
Speaker Ryan has named the following lawmakers to this select committee, which is charged with improving the solvency of multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC):
“It is critical that we address the stability of multiemployer pension plans, and the overall solvency of the PBGC,” Speaker Ryan said. “The select committee should seize this opportunity to forge a bipartisan solution that protects retirees, workers, and taxpayers.”