The House GOP and the Supercommittee

The House Republicans are already gearing up for what is likely to be another consequential, and perhaps divisive, spending vote.

The so-called supercommittee, a twelve-member panel created in August as part of the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling, has until November 23 to produce at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade. Congress must then vote on the committee’s plan sometime before Christmas. Like previous high-profile spending votes, this one is sure to have far-reaching implications, with the potential to expose the long-simmering rift between House GOP leaders and the conservative wing of the caucus.

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