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Congress, US Politics

Congressional ‘supercommittee’ gridlock

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The United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction seems to have stalled over its central purpose – agreeing how to reduce the US deficit. The Joint Committee is a construct that includes six senators and six congressmen and unsurprisingly they are dividing along partisan party lines over dealing with the US debt crisis.

The committee is dubbed the “supercommittee” and is an example of the protracted nature of US lawmaking…

The links below develop the story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress_Joint_Select_Committee_on_Deficit_Reduction

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/bipartisan-congressional-coalition-urges-struggling-supercommittee-to-go-big/2011/11/16/gIQAoHEdRN_blog.html?hpid=z2

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