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Debt Suggestions Might Not Fly in Lame Duck

October 1, 2010
Congressional Quarterly

Excerpt

A Republican takeover of the House or Senate would likely embolden Republican members when the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility reconvenes in December, lawmakers and analysts concluded. The Republicans could conclude that they have increased leverage in shaping the panel’s recommendations.

“If Republicans win a big victory, there might be a tendency for Republicans to hold out for a package more conducive to their point of view,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the nonpartisan Concord Coalition.