Saturday, August 20, 2011

Over 100 former staffers of Super Committee are now Lobbyists

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.