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Congress / Super Committee

Who's Who on the Super Committee -- PICTURES

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November 9, 2011

Twelve members, trillions of dollars in budget cuts, and a rapidly approaching Thanksgiving deadline. In the gallery below, we look at who's a part of the congressional super committee tasked with figuring it all out.

Boehner's picks: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. Hensarling, already the Republican conference chairman, cochairs the committee with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.(J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

Boehner's picks: Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. Camp is chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.(PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP, FILE)

Boehner's picks: Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. Upton is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.(LIZ LYNCH)

 

McConnell's picks: Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Toomey was once head of the antitax organization Club for Growth.(MATT ROURKE/AP)

McConnell's picks: Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. Kyl said he will retire at the end of the term.(MATT YORK/AP)

McConnell's picks: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Portman once cochaired the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service.(DENNIS COOK/AP)

 

Reid's picks: Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. Murray, once labeled the "Mom in Tennis Shoes," cochairs the debt-reduction committee with Rep. Hensarling.(RICHARD A. BLOOM)

Reid's picks: Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)

Reid's picks: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. The former presidential candidate is now chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.(RICHARD A. BLOOM)

 

Pelosi's picks: Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Clyburn is the House's assistant Democratic leader and its highest-ranking African-American member.(RICHARD A. BLOOM)

Pelosi's picks: Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. Becerra is the vice-chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.(J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

Pelosi's picks: Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Van Hollen is the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee and was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2008 and 2010.(J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

 
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