Democratic 'super committee' members meet
August 31st, 2011
01:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Democratic 'super committee' members meet

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.
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House GOP signals openness to backup debt plan
July 14th, 2011
09:21 PM ET
3 years ago

House GOP signals openness to backup debt plan

Washington (CNN) - In a sharp turnaround, House Republican leaders signaled Thursday they are open to a backup debt ceiling plan pushed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a default on the nation's credit.

"What may look like something less than optimal today, if we're unable to get to an agreement, might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now," House Speaker John Boehner said during a Capitol Hill news conference.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Eric Cantor • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell