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Partisanship Hurts Deficit Panel Work

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer spoke at a bipartisan news conference held Wednesday by almost 150 Members to call on the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction to come to a deal. The panel, however, appears to still be struggling for agreement.

Van Hollen, who has been a favorite negotiating partner for super committee Republicans, said Hensarling’s comments raise serious questions about the Republicans’ commitment to the talks.

“The question is whether they’ve said, ‘Take it or leave it,’ and don’t want to negotiate,” Van Hollen said.

Editor's Note:

This article updates the print version to include more details on the latest dealings by the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.

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