Last week, the Republican and Democrat leadership of the 16 House standing committees sent recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Republican Chairman called on the Committee to repeal the health reform law of 2010, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as lowering corporate tax rates to no higher than 25 percent. They also called on the panel to reject any cuts in further cuts in defense spending. In a letter to the Republican and Democratic co-leaders of the deficit panel, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi emphasized that her Caucus’s position that the panel’s recommendations should include a combination of spending cuts and new revenue, and that it should make job creation one of its goals. You can read the letters submitted from reaching Democratic ranking member by using this link: http://www.cq.com/pdf/govdoc-3961836