Ohio’s US senators named to committee

Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman, have been appointed to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, established in the February budget bill.

The committee, created as part of the bipartisan budget agreement reached Feb. 7, calls for eight members from the House and eight from the Senate, split evenly between Republicans and Democrats.

The select committee, charged with improving the solvency of multiemployer pension plans as well as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., is required to hold public hearings and vote on legislative recommendations by Nov. 30.

The select committee will be dissolved by Dec. 31.