Who are the Super Committee’s Constituents?

Blog Post
Monday, August 22, 2011

I heard from a long time Concord Coalition volunteer that some members of the joint congressional committee tasked with finding at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years -- who are, as you might guess, being inundated with suggestions and ideas -- are only interested in hearing from their own home state and district constituents.  

This is unfortunate and another example of why the public must be the 13th Super Committee Member.  

The 12 members of this “Super Committee” have an opportunity to make a significant impact on our fiscal future, and, with that, they have been given great power to do so.  

The Super Committee is charged with submitting legislation to both chambers of Congress, which will be subject to an up or down vote -- no amendments.  So, the agreement reached by these committee members can have a long-lasting impact on our nation’s fiscal policy.

Those policies will affect every American.  The decisions this committee makes on revenues, entitlement spending and defense spending, will not be limited to only those represented by individuals on this committee or those living in a particular congressional district.  

We are all in this together, and we all deserve our say.  

The Concord Coalition is asking you and all Americans to let your voices be heard.  Tell these 12 elected leaders that you want them to keep everything on the table, and to use their position to improve America’s fiscal future.  

Contact each of the Super Committee members and tell them that they represent you!http://concordcoalition.org/tabulation/super-committee’s-13th-member-you