As part of the agreement to increase the U.S. debt ceiling, a special bipartisan committee was created to come up with a plan to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade.
The group of six Senators and six Representatives is officially known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. It's been dubbed the super committee.
And its members pretty much need super powers to meet their Nov. 23 deadline.
As that date nears, the ol' blog is keeping track each day of November on the super committee's progress.
I'm hoping that the lawmakers will be able to accomplish their goal sooner rather than later, but don't be surprised to see the last post of this special series go up the day before Thanksgiving.
Here's what has happened so far:
Day 1 -- Everyone shares the blame for failure of the deficit super committee
Day 2 -- Will the super committee's failure revive Simpson-Bowles tax reform proposals?
Day 3 -- Recriminations Monday, the official 'holiday' following the deficit super committee's failure to agree on a plan
Day 4 -- Death of super committee deficit deal expected as soon as Monday
Day 5 -- Senators offer $4 trillion 'Go Big' deficit reduction plan to super committee
Day 6 -- Popular tax breaks target of familiar plan offered by super committee Republican
Day 7 -- Will super committee include farm bill provisions in its proposal?
Day 8 -- Millionaires' message to super committee members: Tax Us!
Day 9 -- Gingrich bashes super committee as stupid, invitation to economic catastrophe
Day 10 -- Deficit panel might pick tax amount, but let others figure out the details
Day 11 -- Obama tells super committee members they can't avoid the deep automatic cuts
Day 12 -- GOP Senators coming around to taxes in deficit deal?
Day 13 -- Use war savings to fund a stimulus deal say super committee Democrats
Day 14 -- Super committee cuts could devastate national parks, damage the economy
Day 15 -- D.C.'s Occupy Wall Street protesters hold mock Super Commitee meeting
Day 16 -- Deficit reduction panel won't extend its Nov. 23 deadline
Day 17 -- The Super Committee is in a filter bubble that could burst deficit reduction efforts
Day 18 -- Could the dollar coin help the deficit Super Committee save a few bucks?
Day 19 -- Democrats want unemployment benefits tacked onto super committee deficit bill
Day 20 -- Health sector groups lead in lobbying of deficit reduction Super Committee
Day 21 -- 40 House Republicans say taxes must be considered by deficit reduction panel
Day 22 -- More time for the super committee?
Day 23 -- Social Security back in the mix as deficit cutting Super Committee deadline nears