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Durbin to vote yes, Schakowsky no, Friday on fiscal commission report

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WASHINGTON---Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), one of 18 members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, will vote yes on Friday on a package of recommendations to cut the deficit and reign in federal spending. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, another commission member (D-Ill.) earlier said she vote no. The report needs 14 votes in order for the suggestions to be taken up by the Senate.

On Wednesday, Durbin discussed his concerns during a commission meeting; my report on Durbin and why Schakowsky is voting no is here.

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