US Senate Republicans name new budget panel members

By REUTERS
August 10, 2011 18:33






WASHINGTON - US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday announced his three appointees to a special committee that will try to find new federal budget savings by the end of November.




McConnell named Senator Jon Kyl, the No. 2 ranking Republican in the Senate, and Senators Rob Portman and Pat Toomey to the 12-member bipartisan panel that will search for savings that could total around $1.5 trillion in savings.



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