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Budget: Supercommittee #1011624

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The looming deadline for the Congressional supercommittee to agree on a plan to reduce the federal deficit noted.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) What would happen if the supercommittee fails examined; details given about spending cuts to nearly all government programs {sequestration}. [Senator Patty MURRAY†, Representative Jeb HENSARLING†- offer differing views on the status of the negotiations.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says the sequester is ugly.] [Senator John McCAIN – says the cuts would decimate our ability to defend our national security interests.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN††- says if you undo this trigger you will increase the deficit.]

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy

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