Pelosi Announces Appointments to Select Committees on Pensions and Budget


San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced House Democrats’ appointments to the newly-created Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans and Joint Select Committee on Budget and 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 the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans 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 Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform will bring knowledge and persistence to the fight to pass responsible budgets.”

The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans 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 and 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:

Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans:

  • 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

Joint Select Committee on Budget and 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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