Ordinary Gathering

Supercommittee to Hold First Meeting

They’ll have a lot to do. The so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction will hold its first meeting on Thursday. Co-chairs Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) said they’ll also hold their initial public hearing on Sept. 13. The newly formed bipartisan congressional group has been tasked to slash at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next decade before a Nov. 23 deadline.