Toomey Picks Lee as Conservative Co-Chief of Senate Caucus
February 13, 2013 - 9:08 am
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has chosen Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) as his co-chairman of the body that leads conservatives in the Senate.
Toomey took over the job as chairman of the Senate Steering Committee last year from former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
“Sen. Mike Lee is a knowledgeable and principled movement conservative, and I’m very excited he is taking on the position of vice chairman,” said Toomey. “It has been a privilege to work with Sen. Lee over the past two years and I have complete confidence that he will continue to excel as a leader in this role. With Mike and the other Steering members we will continue to work to advance innovative conservative principles.”
“I am honored to serve as vice chairman of the Steering Committee and will work alongside Sen. Toomey to promote strong conservative values in the Senate,” said Lee, serving in his first term.
The committee, established in 1974, is technically nonpartisan and welcomes any senators to work together to discuss and promote conservative legislation and policies.
Past Senate Steering Committee chairmen include Phil Gramm (R-Texas), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).