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New Deficit Working Group from a Taxpayer Perspective

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Republican Congressional leaders have announced their appointees to the President's new deficit reduction working group.  The group, chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, is supposed to consist of 16 members.  It doesn't look like the group will end up being that large, however.  For those Members of Congress who have been appointed, how do they look from a taxpayer perspective?  The table below looks at the group, as currently announced, and their latest scores from NTU's Rating of Congress. 

Meetings are supposed to start on May 5th.

 

The President's New Deficit Group from a Taxpayer Perspective

Member
NTU Rates Congress Score
Chairman  
   Vice President Joe Biden
F*
Democrats
 
   Representative James Clyburn (SC)
   Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD)
   Senator Max Baucus (MT)
   Senator Daniel Inouye (HI)
Republicans
   Representative Eric Cantor (VA)
   Senator Jon Kyl (AZ)


* NTU Rates Congress data for all group members is from 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session) except for Vice Preisdent Biden. His last score in NTU Rates Congress was in 2008.

Fore more information about NTU's Rating of Congress, visit our Ratings page.