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)