WASHINGTON — House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., urged Congress on Monday to “go big” on deficit reduction before the November election and said he believes there is “broad consensus” for a comprehensive plan similar to those proposd by the Bowles-Simpson and Domenici-Rivlin commissions.

Each of those bipartisan groups recommended curtailment or elimination of tax-exemption for new bonds as a means of cutting the federal deficit.

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