Today, U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced that Sarah Kuehl will serve as Deputy Staff Director for the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
"Sarah brings a tremendous range of budgetary and legislative experience to this Committee and she will be a strong asset to all of the members," said Senator Murray and Congressman Hensarling. "As a long-time Senate Budget Committee staff member, Sarah has developed a reputation among members and staff on both sides of the aisle as a trusted and experienced policy and budget expert. She will be a great addition to the staff team and we are proud to welcome her as we get to work on this difficult task."
Sarah Kuehl currently serves as a senior budget analyst for the Senate Budget Committee majority staff, handling Medicare, health insurance, and Social Security. She has over 13 years of experience in the Senate, and has worked on a wide range of legislation, including the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act, Medicare extender packages, the Affordable Care Act, the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA), SAFETEA-LU, and numerous budget resolutions and appropriations bills. Sarah also advised Chairman Conrad in his capacity as a member of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in History and Public Affairs, and received a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.