DCCC Chief: 'Absolute Unity' Within Democratic Party Over Entitlement Programs

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 9:04 AM
DCCC Chief: 'Absolute Unity' Within Democratic Party Over Entitlement Programs
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said Monday there is "absolute unity" within the party over entitlement programs as congressional leaders head to the White House to resolve the partisan standoff over cutting the deficit and raising the federal debt ceiling.

President Obama pushed last week for a package to cut the deficit by $4 trillion with a combination of spending cuts and tax reforms, a "grand bargain" that could also include entitlement reforms. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., insisted that Democrats would not agree to any plan to reduce Social Security and Medicare benefits.