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Jon Kyl named to debt ‘super-committee’

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner has named GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas to co-chair a powerful new committee that will try to come up with a bipartisan plan this fall to reduce the federal budget deficit by more than $1 trillion.

Boehner also named Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton, both of Michigan, to the committee.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has named Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio to the committee.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid named Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., as the other co-chair.

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  1. I am so glad we have Mr. Kyl there to stand -up for us. We need our disablity checks and medicare to continue as always to live on to pay our bills and pay our food. We are not on disabilty by chioce,we can NOT work the rest of our lives,we just don”t get better and all cause someone says so.The State of Arizona”s doctor from their disease dept. said that I am disabled because of four fatal diseases and that NO doctor will take the chance of opening me up cause I would die due to infection.I have seen alot of doctors that have said the same thing to me. I hope Jon Kyl will relay this to them for me? Thank You your freind,Rockermn@aol.com

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