(Reuters) Super Committee Is in ‘Critical Week,’ Clock Ticking

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A special U.S. committee charged with reducing the federal deficit is entering a critical week for reaching a deal but has not considered extending its Nov. 23 deadline, a panel member said Monday.

"Every member understands that time is running out," House Democrat Chris Van Hollen, a member of the "super committee," said in an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "This is the moment to get it (a deal) done if we're going to get it done.

"The clock's ticking. We've got just a little over two weeks and that includes the time that it will take to put the final touches on any agreement that we might be able to reach," he said.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyTaxesThe U.S. GovernmentBudgetThe National DeficitPolitics in GeneralHouse of RepresentativesOffice of the PresidentSenate

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