Senator Rob Portman Joins Republican Whip Team

February 11, 2011 | Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Rob Portman today announced that Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), the Senate Minority Whip, has asked Portman to join the Whip Team as a Deputy Whip.  Senator Portman will be one of two freshman member to join the Whip Team.
“I’m pleased to be tapped for this honor on Day 1 in the Senate,” said Senator Rob Portman.  “Getting our economy back on track has to remain our top priority, and in this role, as with everything else I do as a Senator, that’s where my focus will be.”
“Rob served in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the previous Administration,” said Senator Kyl.  “His experience and unparalleled knowledge and command of the issues will be critical in helping to advance the Republican legislative agenda.”
As a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Portman served as Chairman of the House Republican Leadership and as a member of the House Republican Whip Team.