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A year later, supercommittee
cautiously optimistic

Politico, by Darren Samuelson & Stephanie Gaskell

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/26/2012 5:26:25 AM

It’s now a year since the special congressional supercommittee failed to come up with a deficit-reduction plan. But with the dismal progress made since on its agenda, that milestone took even one of its own members by surprise. “Was it that long ago? Time flies,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told POLITICO. With the nation’s debt problems at the top of the to-do list in 2011, Congress created the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and gave it a Nov. 23 deadline to hammer out a deal to balance the budget or face automatic,

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Does Patty Murray ever smile?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 11/26/2012 6:08:20 AM     (No. 9033891)

Time flies when one works a part time ´job´.

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