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Bridget Johnson


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.).

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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