House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has chosen her fellow California Representative Xavier Becerra, of Los Angeles, along with Reps. Chris Van Hollen and James Clyburn, as her three picks for the “SuperCommittee” designated to come up with a deficit reduction package.
Becerra will be the only Californian in the room (as well as the only Latino, and one of two people of color, with Rep. Clyburn). He’s be joined by the three picks from the Senate Democrats: Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA), and Max Baucus (D-MT). The Republican Senators will be Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA). House Republicans include Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX); Dave Camp (R-MI) and Fred Upton (R-MI).