Supercommittee member Senator John Kerry (D-MA) stifles a yawn during proceedings. Congress' Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Supercommittee, held a public hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on November, 1, 2011. Witnesses included former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) and Erskine Bowles, co- chairmen, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Also testifying were Alice Rivlin, former vice chairwoman, Federal Reserve, and former director, Office of Management and Budget and former director, Congressional Budget Office; and former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM).
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