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Next Debt Test: Panel Picking

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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl served in Vice President Joseph Biden’s debt limit group, but he was coy about whether he might find a spot on the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.

With the freshman class making up more than a third of the entire House GOP Conference, one of the first-term lawmakers could be a surprise pick for Boehner. Rep. Diane Black (Tenn.) is one of two freshmen serving on the Ways and Means Committee, and Republicans chose her for a leadership post at the National Republican Congressional Committee and to be the freshman representative on the Republican Policy Committee. Republican aides also suggested Rep. Allen West, a GOP firebrand who emerged as an unlikely champion of the debt deal and forceful advocate for Boehner, could be an option.

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