‘Super’ Debt Committee Sets Date For First Meeting

on September 02 2011 4:43 PM
At Issue: U.S. Debt Deal
U.S. lawmakers agreed to pass legislation raising the debt ceiling. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The newly-formed super debt committee has set a date for its first meeting.

The bipartisan panel will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reported.

The meeting is open to the public and the press.

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress later that day about jobs and the economy.

The committee was created to find at least $1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade.

Committee members were announced in August.

They were chosen in threes by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The Senate Democrat members are Max Baucus of Montana, John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Patty Murray of Washington.

The Senate Republican members are Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Rob Portman of Ohio.

The Democrat House members are Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Xavier Becerra of California, and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.

The Republican House members are Dave Camp of Michigan, Fred Upton of Michigan, and Jeb Hensarling of Texas.

Murray and Hensarling are the committee co-chairs.   

 

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