What is The Congressional 'Super Commitee,' Anyway?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A central feature of the deal Congress reached last week to raise the country's debt limit was the creation of a so-called "Super Committee." Made up of six Republicans and six Democrats, the super committee is charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings by November 23. But who's serving on the committee and how, exactly, do they propose reaching bipartisan agreement when Congress is seemingly more partisan than ever?

We're speaking with Jordan Fabian, political editor at Univision and former staff writer at The Hill. He talks about the fact that all six GOP members on the committee have signed a no-tax pledge, while two Democrats are against cutting entitlements. Compromise may be a far way off.

Guests:

Jordan Fabian

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione

Comments [2]

mountainbiker from Stillwater OK

Slowly I coming to the realization that the USA is too big to be governed by a democracy. The states should become independent countries, where democracy is local and achievable. This also dismantles the military, industrial, congress complex which has made our government not transparent. Secrecy and democracy don't mix.

Aug. 11 2011 11:07 AM
Peg

Why put anyone on a committee who has chosen to refuse to compromise?

Aug. 11 2011 08:39 AM

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