McConnell taps Kyl for deficit meetings with Biden

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has named Sen. Jon Kyl as the Senate GOP appointee to the deficit spending meetings announced by President Obama that will be led by Vice President Joe Biden.

A statement released by McConnell’s office noted that: “Sen. Kyl is a key member of our leadership team and a senior member of the Finance Committee. He understands both the urgency of the debt crisis and the need for a significant effort to reduce that debt before any successful vote on the debt ceiling increase.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be the GOP’s House representative.  The first meeting with the Vice President will take place at Blair House on May 5th.

Matt K. Lewis