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Gang of Six

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 22, 2011 - WASHINGTON - With the deficit "super committee" admitting defeat Monday, members of Congress played the blame game and maneuvered to anticipate the next moves in the efforts to reach a deal to reduce the federal budget deficit.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 11, 2011 - WASHINGTON - In the midst of volatile stock-market swings and international questions about the U.S. government's ability to act, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., says it is time for members of Congress to scuttle their vacation plans and get back to work.

McCaskill: "Gang of Six" plan makes sense

Jul 20, 2011
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says the bipartisan “Gang of Six” plan to steer the government away from a first-ever default on its financial obligations makes sense because it helps the deficit and lowers corporate and personal tax rates.

The democratic Senator attended the meeting on Capitol Hill Tues. where some 50 senators from both parties were briefed on the plan. McCaskill says most of the senators are excited about the compromise that was presented.