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Super Committee: Who's Who

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scott Montgomery, CQ Roll Call editor in chief, explains the make-up and functioning of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction or "super committee." The 12-member bipartisan panel is charged with finding 1.5 trillion in savings over ten years.

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Scott Montgomery

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Comments [5]

stuart from nyc

regarding scott's comments about diversity, how could he ignore the fact that the republican appointees are all white men and the "diversity" all comes from the democratic side?

Aug. 18 2011 10:41 AM
john from office.

Soo, we should not go for the best people, no matter what their color,so the "people of Color" and women can be there too.

Dont forget the gays!!

Aug. 18 2011 10:37 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

More hair-splitting committees that accomplish little. It's all for show and watch what come out of it...nothing. Oh sorry, we'll probably get a 2000 page report that no one will read.

Aug. 18 2011 10:36 AM
Ken from Little Neck

Can your guest comment on the appalling lack of diversity on this committee? Yes there are liberals and conservatives, but it seems almost exclusively made up of middle aged, wealthy, white men.

Aug. 18 2011 10:31 AM
Robert from NYC

Baucus? You mean he is that guy who screwed up the health care bill! Max Baucus IS a republican in reality that's why he works well with them.
I hope someone takes this to court, I'm sure this Super whatever is not constitutional. It should be challenged.

Aug. 18 2011 10:30 AM

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