Rahall Releases Democratic Recommendations to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

On October 13, 2011, Ranking Member NIck J. Rahall (D-WV) provided the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction with recommendations to improve the fiscal imbalance of the Federal Government.

The Democratic Members of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure believe that a balanced approach much begin with restoring economic growth and creating jobs.  Democrats urged the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to consider Democratic proposals to reduce the Federal deficit by:

  • restoring economic growth, creating jobs, and strengthening our Nation's small businesses and economic competitiveness;
  • eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse; and
  • promiting efficiency and reform of government.