A leader of the House conservative caucus said he’s not "overly optimistic" about the prospects for the budget-deal "supercommittee."

"I think we need to stand strong and say we're not going to raise taxes and we’ve got to cut spending," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said Wednesday in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. "And we'll see how this all plays out, but I guess I'm not overly optimistic that they're going to be able to reach an agreement that actually makes sense for the country, that actually reduces spending and doesn't raise taxes."

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Jordan's comments come the same day that both House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer dies at the age of 68 Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos MORE (R-Ky.) announced their selections for the bipartisan panel of 12 legislators charged with finding at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions by Nov. 23.

The committee was established as part of the recently passed legislation that raised the debt ceiling. Jordan voted against the measure.

Democratic and Republican leaders in both chambers have until Aug. 16 to each pick three members to sit on the committee.

Of the four leaders, only House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has yet to announce her choices.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE selected Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) to serve on the panel. Hensarling, a former chairman of the Republican Study Committee, will serve as supercommittee co-chairman.

McConnell appointed Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSenate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families Lawmakers, businesses await guidance on tax law MORE (R-Ohio), a budget director in the George W. Bush administration, and Tea Party favorite Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (D-Nev.) on Tuesday chose Sens. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusClients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana Business groups worried about Trump's China tariffs plan MORE (D-Mont.), John KerryJohn Forbes KerryShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system Democrats conflicted over how hard to hit Trump on Iran MORE (D-Mass.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges —Dems, health groups demand immigrant children be quickly reunited with families White House releases sweeping proposal to reorganize government Democrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor MORE (D-Wash.).

Before any supercommittee members were announced, Democrats and Republicans were already voicing sticking points the panel would be facing. Republicans have said that there would be no agreement that included tax increases, while Democrats have said everything should be on the negotiating table, including raising taxes.