Congressman James Clyburn is serving on the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “supercommittee”), which has the responsibility of offering plans to fix the federal debt.
Clyburn, in an editorial published Tuesday in the Washington Post, prefaced today’s meetings:
“I am entering the committee’s negotiations with a clear vision, an open mind and a willingness to find common ground. I have always said that if the distance between my opponents and me is five steps, I don’t mind taking three. Real deficit reduction, however, must have three components: jobs, cuts and revenue.”
AUDIO: Congressman Clyburn’s opening statement.
The committee adjourned after opening comments were made. The committee meets next in its first public hearing on Sept. 13.