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November 1st, 2011
01:11 PM ET

100 lawmakers write letter in support of Super Committee as debt reduction deadline looms

As the deadline quickly approaches for the debt Super Committee to enact $4 trillion in deficit in tax cuts, 100 bipartisan members of Congress have signed on to a letter in support of the committee's substantial proposals.

The idea behind the letter is that 100 lawmakers from both parties will give the debt committee members support (a "fall guy") and protections from extremists on each side of the political aisle who may attacks the committee's actions. The members who signed the letter are also offering support to the Super Committee if they choose this path.

Two representatives who signed the bipartisan letter, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), talk to American Morning.

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