The 18 members of the panel will also be split up into three working groups, one focused on entitlement programs, another focused on discretionary spending and a third focused on taxes. Those meetings won't necessarily be open to the public, but all the commission's materials and correspondence will be part of the public record, McKay said.
President Barack ObamaBarack Obama21 state AGs denounce DeVos for ending student loan reform Obama to net 0K for Wall Street speech: report Trump’s wall jams GOP in shutdown talks MORE is asking the 18-member bipartisan panel to produce a deficit-reduction plan in December. Democratic congressional leaders have pledged to hold floor votes on the plan later that month. For any plan to make it out of the commission, it must get the support of 14 members.