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Supercommittee announces failure in effort to tame debt

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/11/2011

Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane

A special congressional committee created to try to curb the national debt abandoned its work and conceded failure Monday, the latest setback in a long effort by Washington to overcome ideological differences and stem the rising tide of red ink.

In a joint statement issued hours before a midnight deadline, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the panel said that they were deeply disappointed by their inability to reach an agreement and that they hope for progress in the months ahead.

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"Supercommittee announces failure in effort to tame debt", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supercommittee-announces-failure-in-effort-to-tame-debt