Deficit commission gets a tighter deadline than expected
September 13th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Deficit commission gets a tighter deadline than expected

Washington (CNN) - A special congressional committee charged with forging a deficit reduction deal by Thanksgiving has to make final decisions weeks earlier in order to have time to analyze the plan's cost and draft it into legislation, the head of the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Doug Elmendorf, who directs the nonpartisan CBO that provides authoritative analyses of legislation, told the panel an agreement must be reached by the beginning of November to leave enough time for the "scoring" of the measure by the November 23 deadline.

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  1. SecedingfromTexas

    No problme, the Teacans will agree to nothing the Democrats propose, there will be a stalemate, and the forced deficit
    reduction will kick in.
    I am certain that President Obama had no idea, nor did I, of how deep the hate for this man is. They are so filled with
    bitterness they are willing to beat him, and the American people down into a hole, and if they win the whole enchilada in
    2012, we will feel the dirt being dumped in on top of us. It is already happening, by virtue of their mean spirited
    shenanigans, like re-working the voting regulations, signing un-American pledges, kissing the rings of Koch,
    DeMint, Norquist. So, this "super committee" is DOA, and Kyl will lead the way.

    September 13, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |