TOOMSDAY: Toomey Named To ‘Super Congress’

Toomey_City_Paper_cover.jpgWASHINGTON POST: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday announced their picks for the 12-member super committee charged with tackling the country’s debt problem. Of the nine members announced so far, eight voted “yes” on last week’s debt-ceiling deal — a sign that there exists at least the possibility that the panel will be able to reach a bipartisan agreement. The one delegate announced so far who opposed the debt compromise is Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). The GOP picks have scored mixed reviews from budget experts, many of whom are hoping the new committee can produce far greater savings than the roughly $1.5 trillion the panel has been asked to identify. MORE

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