FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2012
Contact: Nachama Soloveichik (202) 224-0437
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SEN. TOOMEY SELECTED AS CHAIRMAN
OF SENATE STEERING COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators that includes the majority of the Republican Conference. He will take this post in early September.
"Sen. Pat Toomey is a proven and trusted conservative, and I’m very glad he’s taking on this new role," said outgoing Steering Chairman Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C). "I’ve fought hard over the last few years to help elect new conservatives to the Senate, and it’s very rewarding to see them step into positions of leadership. I’ve enjoyed chairing this group for the past five years, and I look forward to working closely with Pat and the other Steering members to advance conservative principles at this critical time when our country needs them most."
"I’m honored to lead the historic Steering Committee," Sen. Toomey said. "It is a privilege to be entrusted with this position. Sen. DeMint has been a courageous leader, and I look forward to building on the great work he has done. The Steering Committee will continue to provide conservative solutions, especially to limit government overreach, restore fiscal responsibility, reinvigorate free enterprise and maintain a strong national defense."
Established in 1974, the nonpartisan committee provides a forum where senators can work together to discuss and promote conservative legislation and policies.
Past Senate Steering Committee chairmen include Phil Gramm (R-Texas), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
Sen. Pat Toomey
502 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510