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BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA warning to Ryan’s successor: The Speakership is no cakewalk With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election MORE and McConnell announced their appointments to the supercommittee Wednesday.

Boehner appointed GOP Reps. Dave Camp (Mich.), Fred Upton (Mich.) and Jeb Hensarling (Texas), while McConnells picks were Republican Sens. Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTax rules will be subject to more OMB review under new memo Ending sex trafficking tomorrow requires preventing child abuse today Doctors bristle at push for opioid prescription limits MORE (Ohio) and Pat Toomey (Pa.).

Norquists organization played a key role in the recent debt-limit negotiations. Many said the group’s tax pledge, signed by nearly every Republican in Congress, was a roadblock to a deficit deal that included new federal revenue.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAfter Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination MOREs (D-Nev.) picks for the supercommittee — Democratic Sens. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusGreen Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana Business groups worried about Trump's China tariffs plan Farmers hit Trump on trade in new ad MORE (Mont.), John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Pompeo faces pivotal vote MORE (Mass.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayThe risk of kicking higher ed reauthorization down the road Trump admin announces abstinence-focused overhaul of teen pregnancy program Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes MORE (Wash.) — have not signed the pledge.

The pledge has been a target of criticism from Democrats and caused friction within the Republican Party, as some see closing tax loopholes and eliminating credits as efficient ways to reform the tax code, while others consider them backdoor tax hikes.

Both will likely be significant discussion points as supercommittee members seek to balance competing demands to increase revenue but not raise taxes. Reid has said tax increases need to be on the table as part of a final deal.

The panel is tasked with presenting a deficit-reduction package to Congress before Thanksgiving that recommends at least $1.5 trillion in deficit cuts.