The Columbus Dispatch – December 01, 2016
By: Jessica Wehrman
Rep. Pat Tiberi will be the next chairman of a joint House-Senate committee on the economy and the first Ohioan to chair the committee since Sen. Robert Taft held the position in the late 1940s.
Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement late Thursday, and the appointments will be ratified by Congress Friday. The committee is tasked with reviewing economic conditions and recommend improvements in economic policy.
Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, served as vice-chair of the committee during the last Congress, serving with Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., as chair. The chairmanship of the committee alternates between the Senate and House every Congress.
“It is an honor to be named the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee for the 115th Congress,” said Tiberi. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to promote pro-growth policies and ideas that foster a strong environment to create jobs, boost wages and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”
Taft held the position in 1947 and 1948.