And while it is unclear now which staff members the six Republicans and six Democrats will choose to assist them in the work of cutting the deficit, about a dozen former lobbyists are currently employed in key positions, the group has found.
The legislation that created the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction authorizes the committee co-chairmen to appoint and set salaries for staff according to guidelines for Senate employees and to jointly hire a staff director.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Over 100 former staffers of Super Committee are now Lobbyists
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 11:09 AM