Aug 10, 2011

 
 
Senate majority leader Harry Reid made his selections for the Deficit Panel.  He selected Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wa), who chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and is in charge of Democratic campaign efforts for the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt), who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Se. John Kerry (D-Ma), 2004 presidential nominee.
 
Nine other lawmakers must still be appointed by next Tuesday: three by Speaker Boehner, three by House Democratic Leader Pelosi and three by Senate GOP Leader McConnell.
 
Murray will be one co-chair of the special committee; Speaker Boehner will appoint the other.

The panel will have six members from the House and Senate, with a total of six from each party.

If the committee gridlocks and can't produce a plan that can get through the Congress, then across the board budget cuts would occur, totaling over $1.2 trillion - aimed at both defense, social programs and entitlements.

Please be sure to contact your member of Congress and let them know you are paying attention and are sick and tired of what is going on in DC.  It's time for the citizens to wake up and put their feet down.

 

CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS BY CLICKING ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW:

Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

House: http://www.house.gov/

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