Pelosi Announces Appointments to Select Committees on Pensions and Budget

Feb 23, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced House Democrats’ appointments to the newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions and Joint Select Committee on Budget Appropriations Process Reform.  Leader Pelosi's appointees reflect the Democratic Caucus’ diversity of backgrounds and expertise, including the fresh vision of three Members who have served for three terms or less.
 
“Strong bipartisan leadership is urgently needed to save Americans’ endangered pensions,” said Leader Pelosi.  “The Democratic Members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions will contribute a vast array of experience, as well as bold ideas and new perspectives, to our mission to ensure all workers can enjoy the dignity of a good retirement.” 
 
“We must update and improve our budget process so we can honor our commitments to working and middle class families and leave a positive fiscal inheritance for our children,” continued Leader Pelosi. “Democrats’ appointments to the Committee on the Budget Appropriations and Process Reform will bring knowledge and persistence to the fight to pass responsible budgets.”
 
The Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions will provide recommendations and legislative language to significantly improve the solvency of multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which has been a priority for Democrats in the budget negotiations.  The Joint Select Committee on Budget Appropriations Process Reform will provide recommendations and legislative language to significantly improve the budget and appropriations process.  
 
The following Members have been appointed to the Committees:
 
The Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions:
 
Congressman Richard E. Neal of Massachusetts, Ways and Means Ranking Committee Member
Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia, Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member
Congressman Donald Norcross of New Jersey, Education and Workforce Committee
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan, Energy and Commerce Committee
 
The Joint Select Committee on Budget Appropriations Process Reform:
 
Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York (Democratic Co-Chair), Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky, Budget Committee Ranking Member
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Ranking Member
Congressman Derek Kilmer of Washington, Appropriations Committee Vice Ranking Member
 
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