Fierce defenders of U.S. government surveillance programs are the latest members of Congress to suggest curtailing them, as a push started by Tea Party Republicans and civil libertarian Democrats gains momentum.
Representative James Clyburn , the assistant Democratic leader in the U.S. House, said the “odds are very, very good” that negotiators will agree on a $3 trillion to $6 trillion package of spending cuts and tax increases in time to raise the U.S. debt limit before an Aug. 2 deadline.
Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking U.S. House Democratic leader, in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, predicted that negotiators will agree on a plan to cut $3 trillion to $6 trillion in U.S. spending in time to raise the debt limit before an Aug. 2 deadline.
Representative James Clyburn, a member of the congressional supercommittee struggling to find a deficit-cutting agreement, said a large deal approaching $4 trillion isn’t likely while still seeing a chance of a smaller package as long as Republicans agree to revenue increases.
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Representative James Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, talks about the performance of President Barack Obama and the proposed policies of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Clyburn speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: Bloomberg)