Tiberi Named Vice Chair of Joint Economic Committee

WASHINGTON – President of the Main Street Partnership, Sarah Chamberlain, made the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan named Main Street member Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) as Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee:

“With rising health care costs, low wages and far too many Americans underemployed, we need someone who can help our job creators on Main Street with pro-growth policies. Pat Tiberi is someone who can prime the pump for our economy and Main Street looks forward to working with him in his new role.”

About the Joint Economic Committee:

The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was created when Congress passed the Employment Act of 1946. Under this Act, Congress established two advisory panels: the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the Joint Economic Committee. Their primary tasks are to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.

Chairmanship of the Committee alternates between the Senate and House every Congress.