Speaker Boehner Appoints Amash to Joint Economic Committee
Speaker Boehner Appoints Amash to JEC
Bicameral Committee Advises Congress on Economic Issues
Washington, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) announced he has appointed U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) to the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), an economic advisory body of Congress.
The JEC is comprised of 10 Senators and 10 Representatives from both political parties. According to the Committee, “The JEC was established by the Employment Act of 1946 (Public Law 304). Its main purpose is to make a continuing study of matters relating to the US economy. The Committee holds hearings, performs research and advises Members of Congress.”
“I am pleased to appoint Justin to the Joint Economic Committee. The JEC has a key role in advising Congress on ways to improve the economy and foster economic growth. In a time of nearly double-digit unemployment, the JEC will be increasingly critical to our work over the next two years,” said Speaker Boehner. “I appointed Justin because he understands that government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does. Justin’s economic focus and thoughtful approach will make him a vital part of the JEC’s work in this Congress.”
“I am honored that Speaker Boehner appointed me to the JEC. Jobs and economic prosperity are the top concerns of Americans. I look forward to studying how the government’s expansion has inhibited our economic growth and how we can be champions of job creators,” said Amash.
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