House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday that he has chosen Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to be part of the so-called "super committee" of congressional lawmakers tasked with finding another $1.5 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also announced his picks Wednesday, selecting Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to fill the Senate Republicans' three slots.
Boehner said in a statement that he had tapped Hensarling, who serves as the House Republican Conference chairman, to serve as the committee's co-chair.
"Everything comes to he who waits—and I have waited so very long for this moment."
Sen. Harry Reid's picks are here. Rep. Nancy Pelosi has yet to announce hers.