By Erica Wisniewski - 09/08/11 06:45 PM EDT
In the first gathering of the deficit supercommittee Thursday, co-chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) urged full public access to all committee meetings.
"I believe the American people deserve to have full access to committee business the way they do with every committee here in Congress. I believe these rules will allow us to do exactly that," the Washington senator said in her opening statement.
Despite calls from Murray and other members of the committee to make all panel business public, a final vote ruled that a majority of members would decide whether some meetings could happen behind closed doors.
To read more about the debt supercommittee's first organizational meeting, visit The Hill's On The Money.