How’s The Super Committee Doing? Some Say Not So Well …
News outlets report that, although enough time still remains to reach a deal, the panel's seeming lack of progress is raising alarm in some corners of Capitol Hill. Others, however, see signs of life.
The Washington Post: Super Committee's Lack Of Progress On Debt Reduction Raises Alarms On Hill
Committee members say there is still time to cut a deal and have congressional budget analysts assess it. But the lack of progress is raising alarms on Capitol Hill and beyond as lawmakers and other observers grow increasingly worried that the panel is running out of time (Montgomery and Kane, 10/19).
Los Angeles Times: 'Super Committee' On Deficit Reduction Is Getting An Earful
The congressional super committee on deficit reduction has received nearly 180,000 submissions from lawmakers, advocacy groups and ordinary Americans as it pursues its daunting goal of recommending $1.5 trillion in federal deficit reductions by next month (Mascaro, 10/19).
Politico: Deficit Super Committee Starts To Show Signs Of Life
As Washington continues to question whether the super committee can actually reach a deal to cut $1.2 trillion from federal ledgers, the powerful panel is trying to tamp down growing skepticism and show some signs of life (Sherman and Raju, 10/19).