Paulsen named to joint committee

House Speaker John Boehner has appointed U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-03) to the bicameral Joint Economic Committee (JEC).

The JEC is a bicameral Congressional committee comprising 10 members each from the Senate and the House of Representatives, and was established by the Employment Act of 1946.

Rep. Erik Paulsen
Rep. Erik Paulsen

The committee’s main purpose is to continually study matters relating to the U.S. economy by holding hearings, performing research and advising Congress on how to best spur economic growth and create jobs.

“The economy remains the number one issue in America and Minnesota’s high-tech, innovative and export-oriented business community is a model the nation can learn from,” Paulsen said.

“I look forward to using my position on the JEC to propose free market solutions to spur a strong economy, identify roadblocks that prevent economic growth and examine the Federal Reserve’s role in today’s economy.”

Paulsen has been a steadfast champion of pro-growth economic principles and has worked tirelessly on policies that grow the economy and help small businesses create jobs, according to Boehner.

“Erik has a keen understanding of the fiscal issues facing our country and will be a valued contributor to JEC as it works to report on current economic conditions and make suggestions for improvements to the economy,” Boehner said.

Paulsen also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax writing committee in the House, and is co-chairperson of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus.

Paulsen represents all of Coon Rapids and western Hennepin County in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. For more information on Paulsen’s work in Congress visit