Members of Congressional Deficit “Super Committee” AnnouncedImage Banner

Members of Congressional Deficit “Super Committee” Announced

You are here

Members of Congressional Deficit “Super Committee” Announced

August 12, 2011

The newly enacted Budget Control Act that increased the debt ceiling limit and cut the deficit by nearly $1 trillion over 10 years also established a bipartisan 12-member House-Senate committee. The Super Committee is charged with making additional deficit recommendation to the Congress before Thanksgiving.


Senate members of the committee include Max Baucus (D-MT), John Kerry (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). House members appointed include Dave Camp (R-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), James Clyburn (D-SC), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Xavier Becerra (D-CA).


Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling will serve as co-chairs charged with coming up with $1.2 to $1.5 trillion through cuts in entitlement programs and defense or tax measures that produce more revenues.