Washington (CNN) - The six Democrats on the so called "super committee" were scheduled to meet via conference call on Wednesday afternoon, according to two Democratic Congressional sources.
The Democrats participating in the call include the panel's co-chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-California, and Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina.
"They are doing a 12:30 call that will just be a continuation of discussions on logistics – meeting schedule and timeline – as well as continued talks on strategy for working with Republicans to come together around a balanced and bipartisan plan," one aide told CNN.
The 12-member super committee was created in the legislation enacted earlier this month to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. It is charged with coming up with a plan to reduce the deficit another $1.5 trillion over the next decade by Thanksgiving. If a majority of the panel approves a proposal it would need to be approved by both chambers of Congress.
Wednesday's telephone meeting follows a lengthy in-person meeting that the six Republicans on the panel held on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Aides told CNN the full super committee has not scheduled its first meeting yet, but it is required to meet by September 16th.