Super Committee Failure Helps Feds in Short Term
November 22, 2011
Federal pay and benefits are being spared in the short term as a result of the super committee's failure to produce a deficit reduction plan.
The 12 lawmakers on the joint select congressional panel failed to broker a deal to cut federal spending. "After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee's deadline," said a statement from committee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.