The Congressional supercommittee is tasked with cutting as much as $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit. The committee has a Nov. 23 deadline to make its recommendations to Congress.
The 12 supercommittee members have been meeting — usually behind closed doors. But that hasn’t stopped a flurry of recommendations to the committee on what and where to cut.
Nearly everyone from President Barack Obama to Congressional committee leaders have chimed in on various budget-cutting proposals. And their recommendations have made it clear. Federal pay and benefits are on the table.
The Supercommittee Tracker below charts the various recommendations on federal pay and benefits and federal contracting. This chart was updated on Nov. 8, 2011.