Upton Takes Heat at Home on Supercommittee Plan

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 04:45 PM

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Some members of Congress angled to serve on the bipartisan supercommittee charged with suggesting $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by Nov. 23. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., apparently didn’t — and for good reason, Politico reports.

During meetings with his constituents, the Energy and Commerce Committee chairman is hearing worries about benefit cuts they may suffer.

When House Speaker John Boehner told him he would be named to the committee, “I sort of swallowed and said, ‘I don’t know that I volunteered for this, but OK,’” Upton told Politico.

When Boehner congratulated him, Upton remembers saying, “Congratulate [me] or offer your condolences, I’m not sure which.”

On Tuesday, Upton met with 50 home voters, many of whom are worried about losing Medicare and Social Security benefits. “Yup, we’re probably going to make some unpopular decisions,” he said.

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