White House: Obama expects panel to act on US deficit

By REUTERS
August 10, 2011 20:16

WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama expects the members of a special congressional committee to make a serious effort to tackle the US deficit.

The bipartisan 12-member committee, to include six Democrats and six Republicans, aims to agree on measures to lower the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years.


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