August 8, 2011

House Minority Leader calls for transparent super committee hearings

While not required by law, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D., CA, called for Congress's deficit-cutting super committee meetings to be open to the public and broadcast online.

Congressional leaders have not yet announced the 12 members of the super committee. The 12 members will be tasked with recommending $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts by Thanksgiving, according to the debt ceiling agreement signed by Obama last week.

The recent debt ceiling talks were held behind closed doors, including several meetings held by Vice President Joe Biden and White House meetings with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Politicians from both political parties, including Nevada's Dean Heller, R., echoed Pelosi's call for transparency.