House Speaker John Boehner announced that U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen has been appointed to the bicameral Joint Economic Committee.
“Erik Paulsen has been a steadfast champion of pro-growth economic principles and has worked tirelessly on policies that grow the economy and help small businesses create jobs,” said Speaker Boehner. “Erik has a keen understanding of the fiscal issues facing our country, and will be a valued contributor to JEC as it works to report on current economic conditions and make suggestions for improvements to the economy.”
The JEC is a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of ten members from each the Senate and the House of Representatives, and was established by the Employment Act of 1946. The committee’s main purpose is to continually study matters relating to the U.S. economy by holding hearings, performing research, and advising Congress on how to best spur economic growth and create jobs.
“The economy remains the number one issue in America, and Minnesota’s high-tech, innovative, and export-oriented business community is a model the nation can learn from,” said Rep. Paulsen. “I look forward to using my position on the JEC to propose free market solutions to spur a strong economy, identify roadblocks that prevent economic growth, and examine the Federal Reserve’s role in today’s economy.”
Paulsen, a champion of small business and advocate of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation, also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax writing committee in the House, and is co-chair of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus.
For more information on Rep. Paulsen’s work in Congress visit www.paulsen.house.gov.