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View Full Version : Supercommittee members vote to allow panel meetings to be secret (Surprise!)



megimoo
09-08-2011, 12:04 PM
The deficit supercommittee is leaving open the option of holding closed-door meetings despite calls from many lawmakers for complete transparency..... Under a rules package up for a vote during the first supercommittee meeting, the 12-member panel can go to a secret meeting if a majority of 7 members agrees to do so. Otherwise, meetings are to be held in public........ Co-chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) acknowledged in his opening statement to the supercommitee that “there will be some discussions among members that will not be public” but assured the gathering that all votes will be public......

“I believe the American people deserve to have full access to committee business the way they do with every committee here in Congress.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/180187-supercommittee-to-keep-option-for-closed-meetings

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“I believe the American people deserve to have full access to committee business the way they do with every committee here in Congress."........If that's the case,..Why the secret meetings..?