SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee has been elected as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.2 comments on this story
"While our country is currently on strong economic footing, the measure of our country’s strength cannot be broken down solely into dollars and cents," the Utah Republican said in a statement.
"We must look to find solutions to problems such as family affordability and stability, disconnection from work, and other features of our declining associational life."
Lee was appointed to the committee in 2011 and has served as its vice chairman. The committee, made up of Senate and House members, is tasked with reviewing economic conditions and recommending improvements in economic policy.