Debt Cutting 'Super Committee' Taking Shape
Who are members going to be?
- Duration 2:42
- Date Aug 11, 2011
Who are members going to be?
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Well -- all eyes are on house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to see what her three picks will be to the super committee.
We know the nine others let's take a look at the three senate Democrats will be on this super committee.
A senior group in terms of 77 years of United States senate experience you've got John Kerry Max Baucus and of course Patty Murray Murray is being chosen to be.
The co chair of this overall committee.
So that is what it looks like in terms of senate Democrats at the White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president looks forward to engaging with all members of the super committee -- us.
As you know that committee hasn't formed yet in fact not all the members ended in the named.
Although we're getting there but the president will has as as He -- have very specific ideas about.
Where He thinks you know.
The committee could come together and a balanced way to significantly reduce the deficit.
And that of course will be the challenge a very big job for -- super committee to come up with about a trillion and a half dollars in spending cuts by Thanksgiving -- -- very serious across the board cuts.
Go into place -- Okay we do now nobody six Republicans on the committee will be tell us not them.
Yet suggesting in the House of Representatives you've got three Republicans were very close to speaker John Boehner to committee chairman.
And Jeb hence -- who is a member of the leadership team you've got Dave Camp and Fred Upton from Michigan and then -- -- reeling from.
Texas in the senate you've got senator John Kyle who is the second ranking in terms of senate Republican leadership.
Pat Toomey who is new to the United States senate but is known as a fiscal hawk and that Rob Portman who.
Once served -- president George W Bush's.
Office of Management and Budget director.
Before the picks were made senator Mitch McConnell.
Gave us a little bit of insight into his thinking take less.
I'm approaching it.
With the desire to get an outcome.
And an understanding that the perfect solution from my point of view.
Is not going to -- In a government that my party only controls.
13 so that's the way I'm approaching it and I'm not gonna make an announcement today that I'm very closed and I'm in Monterey and of these will be people and -- trust and confidence down.
So we wait for the three house Democrats and in this group of twelve we'll get to work and obviously here in Washington there's a lot of concern about potential gridlock but the challenge will be.
Trying to find some kind of common ground.
To come up with some sort of spending cuts as part of this overall debt deal -- -- -- these twelve -- have their work cut out for them.