August 24, 2011 – WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The co-chairmen of a U.S. congressional "super committee" on deficit reduction said on Wednesday they are discussing rules and a schedule of meetings for the 12-member panel, but offered no immediate details.
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"Most of the committee members are reviewing the deficit reduction work that many others have engaged in over the past several years," said a joint statement from Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling.
The two are co-chairing the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction established by Congress as part of a recent deal to raise the federal debt ceiling.
"We are engaging in serious discussions to determine what set of rules will govern the committee's operation, examining a schedule of potential meetings and exploring how to build a committee staff that will help us achieve success," they said.
(Reporting by Kevin Drawbaugh)