Sunday, April 17, 2011
Leadership on the Budget...
Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Saxby Chambliss
Provide A Study in Bipartisan Leadership With
"The Gang of Six"
As Mr. Obama and Republican leaders have warred publicly over the budget, this small group of senators has spent four months in dozens of secretive meetings in offices at the Capitol and over dinner at the suburban Virginia home of Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat.
President Obama’s call on Wednesday for a bipartisan group of lawmakers to craft a compromise deficit-reduction plan by July left lawmakers wondering if he aimed to obliterate or aid an existing bipartisan group already carrying out the same task.
"Pray for the Gang of Six" - Former Senator Alan Simpson
The “Gang of Six,” are Democratic Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, and Richard Durbinof Illinois and Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia,Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, and Mike Crapo of Idaho.