Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Deficit panel names Mark Prater staff director

Mark Prater staff director
Latest News - Deficit panel names Mark Prater staff director, Mark Prater, a high-level Republican aide on the Senate Finance Committee, has been named staff director of the new congressional committee that will look for at least $1.2 trillion in government savings over the next decade, it was announced on Monday.

Prater, who has served on the Finance panel staff for more than 20 years, has worked on tax, healthcare and employment issues that members of the special committee will focus on in looking for ways to further reduce the deficit.

"Mark has a well-earned reputation for being a workhorse who members of both parties have relied on," said Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling, the co-chairs of the special committee.


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