Reid taps three for deficit-reduction supercommittee
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will serve on the “supercommittee” tasked with assembling a $1.5 trillion deficit-reduction package by Thanksgiving, The Hill reported. Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his selections to the 12-member panel late Tuesday. Baucus, Kerry and Murray will serve with three Senate Republicans to be named by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi each will pick three of the panel’s members as well.