Mark Prater Appointed Staff Director of Super Committee

In a joint press release this morning, Super Committee co-chairs Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced that Mark Prater will serve as staff director for the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (click here for full list of members). Mr. Prater has worked for the Senate Finance Committee for over two decades, currently serving as deputy staff director and chief tax counsel for the Republican staff.

Co-chairs Murray and Hensarling spoke highly of Mr. Prater, saying:

The know-how and experience Mark brings to this difficult task is exactly what we agreed must be the top priority for the staff serving all the members of this Committee. Mark has a well-earned reputation for being a workhorse who members of both parties have relied on. We look forward to working with him and are confident that his approach and expertise will be valuable as we weigh the difficult but necessary choices ahead.

We congratulate Mr. Prater on his newest appointment, and wish him luck going forward!