Key Dates for Deficit Reduction “Super Committee”

Published by Michael Novogradac on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 12:00am

Here are the key dates for the Super Committee created by the debt ceiling increase / deficit reduction bill.  

Get ready for a rocky road.

August 16, 2011: Deadline for appointments to Joint Select Committee (so called “Super Committee”)

September 16, 2011: First Meeting of the Joint Select Committee

October 14: Each Committee of the House and Senate may submit to the Joint Select Committee its recommendations

November 23: The Joint Select Committee votes on a report, recommendations andlegislative language

December 2: The Joint Select Committee must submit its report, recommendations andlegislative language to the President, the Vice President, the Speaker, and House and Senate Leaders

December 9: Each House Committee of Jurisdiction must report its recommendations regarding passage of the legislation

December 11: Each Senate Committee of Jurisdiction must report its recommendations regarding passage of the legislation

December 23: Both the Senate and the House must vote on the legislation under expedited procedures, and there cannot be any amendments