November 21, 2011 - 6:18 AM
Supercommittee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., listen as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction hears testimony about the history of the national debt by the Congressional Budget Office director on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. At right is Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/File/J. Scott Applewhite, File)