On Wednesday morning Speaker of the House John Boehner announced three appointments to the Joint Committee of Congress that was created by recent debt ceiling legislation. His appointments are Republican Conference Chair Jeb Hensarling of Texas, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp of Michigan, and Energy and Commerce Chair Fred Upton of Michigan.

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chair of the House Budget Committee, praised the Speaker’s picks, calling them “three excellent Republican members.”

Ryan added that he specifically asked not to be considered for the committee because “only the Budget Committee can write legislation to reform the budget process.”

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