Gang of Six plan punts on key details

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Among other committees, Armed Services would be required to find $80 billion in cuts from the Pentagon budget, while Agriculture would be required to find $11 billion in savings while protecting food stamps. The plan also requires medical malpractice reform, a nod to the GOP.

The Budget Committee would be left to decide discretionary caps after 2015 and before 2021. 

Finance would be required to reduce tax rates to three tax brackets of rates: of 8-12 percent, 14-22 percent and 23-29 percent. The current top marginal rate is 35 percent. 

The corporate tax rate would be between 23 percent and 29 percent, and tax reform would cease taxation of oversees profits. 

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