Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), incoming Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today welcomed new and returning Senators and Representatives to the Committee.
"The Joint Economic Committee serves the important role of advising Congress on policies that affect the U.S. economy, including identifying roadblocks to stronger growth," said Brady. "There has never been a more important time for the JEC to play an active, thoughtful role in recommending economic policies to boost jobs along Main Street, grow the economy, and scrutinize the unprecedented actions of the Federal Reserve."
"Each of our new and returning members bring with them a unique background and understanding of the problems the American people face in their efforts to find a job, keep a job, and get ahead. I look forward to working with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who will be serving as Vice Chairman of the Committee this Congress and I am hopeful that we can set an example for bipartisan cooperation that serves the American people."
New members to the Joint Economic Committee in this Congress are Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Richard Hanna (R-NY) and John Delaney (D-MD). New members from the Senate are Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
Returning members of the Committee include Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI), John Campbell (R-CA), Sean Duffy (R-WI), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA). Returning members also include Senators Dan Coats (R-IN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN, Vice Chairman-designate), Robert Casey (D-PA), Bernard Sanders (D-VT), and Mark Warner (D-VA).