August 30,2011

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Hatch on Mark Prater Being Selected to Serve as Staff Director on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after Mark Prater, the Committee’s Deputy Staff Director and Chief Tax Counsel, was selected to serve as the Staff Director on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

“Mark’s encyclopedic knowledge, intellect and leadership make him a natural fit for this position,” said Hatch.  “An honest broker who has garnered the respect and admiration from both sides of the aisle, he’ll ably and effectively handle the tremendous work before this deficit reduction committee.  I look forward to welcoming him back once his job there is done.”