September 28, 2011

Supercommittee holds second straight closed-door meeting

Despite a bipartisan call for transparency, led by Nevada Senator Dean Heller, the Joint Deficit Reduction Supercommittee is keeping its ears covered and doors closed.

The 12-member Supercommittee held its second straight closed-door meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C., and according to Politico, when committee members left they "wouldn't answer basic, innocuous questions about the policies they were discussing nor specify when the next meeting would take place."

Politico noted committee members from both parties went out of their way to duck reporters after the meeting, from Representative Jim Clyburn, D., SC, running "down a set of stairs" to Representative David Camp, R., MI, "using a back exit."

Heller's office had yet to release a statement about the Supercommittee's secretive behavior, but given how outspoken he's been on the issue, he'll probably have something to say before the next meeting ... provided committee members let anyone know about the meeting.