Members of new transparency board meet to ‘root out’ fraud and abuse in federal programs.
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Boehner is still seeking support for Republican proposal.
Officials believe a few more successful attacks against the group could lead to its demise, The Washington Post reports.
Sen. Jim DeMint is critical of the two main plans before the House and Senate and suggests holding out for a longer-term debt solution.
The Congressional Budget Office said the original plan was $1 trillion short of promised savings.
About half of the cuts in the plan would come from drawing down troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Report suggests the government would have enough cash on hand to continue paying bills until Aug. 10.
Obama administration plan for independent board might add costs, analyst tells House hearing.
Chamber also approves Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next ambassador to China.
Plans have some things in common, including caps and spending targets.