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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Super Committee Members

Ways and Means Committee, US Legislative BranchImage via WikipediaThe race has begun with a full field of 12 . Six Republicans and six Democrats (A.KA. the Super Committee) must cross the finish line by November 3rd 2011. Their task is to produce a plan to cut one-and-a-half trillion dollars from the deficit in 10 years.

The Super committee is and split equally among members of the House and Senate.
The nominees are:

Sen. Max Baucus (Montana): The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee: Democrat.

Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts): You know the climate change guy. Democrat.

Sen. Patty Murray (Washington): Appropriations Committee; she also chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Democrat.

Rep. Xavier Becerra (California): Member Ways and Means Committee: Democrat.

Rep. James Clyburn (South Carolina): assistant leader to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Democrat

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. (Maryland): On the Budget Committee Democrat.

Sen. Jon Kyl (Arizona): Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee: Republican Whip.

Sen. Rob. Portman (Ohio): A freshman, member of the Budget Committee. Republican

Sen. Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania): A freshman. Member of the Senate Budget Committee. Republican

Rep. Dave Camp (Michigan): Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Republican

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas): Chair of the House Republican Conference and vice chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Republican

Rep. Fred Upton (Michigan): Chair of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee. Republican.

There you have the Super Committee. Do they have an impossible mission? Should we call in Tom Cruise to accept this mission? The Hoss, in his next post will point out where these Super Committee members stand with regards to areas to be cut and their position on tax or revenue increases.

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