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Senate Daily Press Gallery Director Retires | Campus Notebook

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Keenan, who was director of the Senate Daily Press Gallery, has retired.

The service will be held at 1 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church, located at 1500 16th St. NW.

Controversial CRS Analyst Moves to Economic Policy Institute

Thomas L. Hungerford, the Congressional Research Service analyst who authored a divisive report last fall that found no relation between the long-held Republican position that there is a correlation between tax rates and economic growth, is moving to the Economic Policy Institute.

Hungerford will lead the budget team as senior economist and director of budget research, the EPI announced Monday.

“EPI is a leading voice for progressive tax and budget policies that grow the middle class and support working Americans,” Hungerford said in a release announcing his new job. “I’m looking forward to taking up that call and building my work on budget and tax issues.”

Hungerford’s CRS study drew ire from Republicans, who claimed its conclusions were found using unsound methodology. The CRS removed the report from circulation in September and then released a revised version in December that basically came to the same conclusion.

Committees on the Library, Printing to Organize

The Joint Committee on the Library and Joint Committee on Printing will meet Tuesday morning to hold organizational meetings for the 113th Congress.

The meetings will begin at 10 a.m. in SC-04.

The Joint Committee on the Library is expected to confirm Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., as chairman, and the Joint Committee on Printing is expected to confirm Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., as chairman. Chairmanship of the two committees switches between the House and Senate every two years.

Both committees are among the longest-standing joint committees in Congress and are assigned to oversee the operations of both the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office, respectively.

Formed in 1846, the Joint Committee on Printing is composed of five senators and five House members to ensure federal agencies are following GPO rules and attempt to minimize printing costs.

The Joint Committee on the Library has oversight of the Library of Congress, as well as the collection of art in the Capitol Complex and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

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