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August 11th, 2011
01:59 PM ET

Senator Pat Toomey, selected for the debt 'super committee,' discusses budget compromise

Congressional leaders are in the process of selecting lawmakers to serve on the 12-member bipartisan debt "super committee" charged with cutting spending and reducing the nation's deficit by $1.5 trillion dollars.

So far, nine lawmakers have been chosen for the committee and Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, will choose the final three members by next week.

Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is one of the conservative Congressmen selected for the committee. He joins American Morning today to weigh in on the negotiations and to explain what he will be willing to compromise on to avoid the "trigger" fallback option of the debt bill.


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