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GOP chairman: CNBC's Larry Kudlow would be 'grand slam' as Trump adviser

GOP chairman: CNBC's Larry Kudlow would be 'grand slam' as Trump adviser
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CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow would be a "grand slam" pick to lead President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE's Council of Economic Advisers, according to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Some ObamaCare premiums to decrease next year | Sanders hits back at Trump over 'Medicare for all' | Panel to investigate rising maternal mortality rates House committee to investigate rising maternal mortality rates How the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch MORE (R-Texas).

"I cannot think of a better choice for this new administration and this new president, so I would be very excited by that nomination," Brady said on an episode of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that will air Sunday.

Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore said Thursday in a speech in Michigan that Trump planned to appoint Kudlow to lead the the council. Moore, who worked with Kudlow during the campaign on Trump's tax plan, later told media outlets that Kudlow was a candidate for the position but that the decision wasn't final.

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Brady praised Kudlow's past experience working in the Reagan administration and the Federal Reserve. He also spoke favorably about Kudlow's "knowledge of free market principles."

The council makes recommendations to the president about economic policy based on research and data.