As part of the bipartisan budget deal passed this month, Congress established joint House-Senate committees tasked with holding hearings and voting on recommendations for reforming the budget and appropriations process. The panel has 16 members, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer each naming four appointees.
Ryan and Pelosi named their members this week. Ryan named:
- Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas, chairman of the House Budget Committee
- Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, chairman of the House Rules Committee
- Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia, a member of the House Budget Committee
- Rep. Jodey Arrington of Texas, also a member of the House Budget Committee.
And Pelosi’s picks were:
- Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee
- Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, ranking member of the House Budget Committee
- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee
- Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington, also on the House Appropriations Committee.