Congressman Richard Hanna is now a member of an exclusive committee.

House Speaker John Boehner has appointed Hanna to the Joint Economic Committee, which is economic advisory body of Congress

The bi-partisan panel is made of of ten senators and ten House members.

Hanna says the appointment is another facet of his primary focus in Congress -- pursuing policies to grow the economy and reduce the national debt.

Hanna is the only majority party member from New York to serve on the committee.