Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Super Committee Makes a Public Appearance

Oct 26, 2011

Today, the Super Committee will hold its first public hearing in over a month. As the weeks have gone by, anticipation has built about the prospects for the Super Committee to achieve its mandate. With just under a month to go, we hope the push for “Go Big” along with the trove of submissions, have taken root in the Super Committee’s negotiations and will continue to support the Committee's efforts to Go Big.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. and will feature remarks from Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf who testified at the September 13th meeting on the history of the nation’s debt. His testimony today will address security and non-security discretionary spending. Additionally, the Super Committee has announced plans to hold another public hearing next Tuesday, November 1, with co-chairs of the Fiscal Commission Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, as well as leaders of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force Alice Rivlin and Pete Domenici.

You can watch the meeting here this morning at 10 a.m.