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Lobbyists already looking to influence the Congressional "Super Committee"




A sign showing K Street is shown in Washington,DC. A stone's throw from the White House, K Street is an alternative corridor of power in US politics, packed with thick carpeted offices and lobbyists with even deeper pockets.
A sign showing K Street is shown in Washington,DC. A stone's throw from the White House, K Street is an alternative corridor of power in US politics, packed with thick carpeted offices and lobbyists with even deeper pockets.
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The ink is dry on the debt ceiling bill, but now the work of reducing the deficit begins. The deal created the provision for a Super Committee - a panel consisting of 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats who will be tasked with coming up with 1 trillion dollars in budget cuts. No one has been appointed yet, but lobbyists are already working hard to protect their client's financial interests. Fred Werthheimer, president of Democracy 21, a group that looks into the influence of big business and money in US politics, explains more.