SEATTLE (AP) — Deflecting questions about revenue raising and entitlement programs, U.S. Senator Patty Murray says all options are on the table and it’s too early to draw lines as she prepares to co-chair Congress’ powerful debt reduction super committee.
Murray was picked Tuesday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to co-chair the super committee made up of 12 members of Congress.
At a press conference on Wednesday, the Democratic senator said she wants to find a balanced approach, adding that lawmakers shouldn’t take any options off the table.
The committee is charged with coming up with $1.5 trillion or more in budget savings over the coming decade, enough to match increases in the government’s ability to borrow enough money to pay its bills through the beginning of 2013.