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Campaign to Fix the Debt to Host Expert Roundtable on Tax, Healthcare Reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 4, the Campaign to Fix the Debt will convene a group of experts to participate in a series of roundtable discussion focused on the importance of tax and health care reform to address the national debt and avert the fiscal cliff. The events will pair policy specialists from diverse and broad backgrounds and expertise to debate the best course forward. Senator Rob Portman and White House economic advisor Gene Sperling will provide remarks at the start of the event, and Senator Max Baucus will speak at the at the start of the Reforming the Tax Code discussion.

Who: 
Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International
Judd Gregg, Former U.S. Senator and former Governor of New Hampshire
Phil Bredesen, Former Governor of Tennessee
John Engler, President of the Business Roundtable
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics
Barry Anderson, Deputy Director, National Governors Association 
Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress 
Vic Fazio, Former U.S. Congressman from California
Bill Gale, Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution 
Lawrence Lindsey, President and CEO of the Lindsey Group
Donald Marron, Director of the Tax Policy Center
Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute
Bob Packwood, Former U.S. Senator from Oregon
Michael Peterson, President of Peter G. Peterson Foundation
John Podesta, Chairman of the Center for American Progress
Steven Rattner, Chairman of Willett Advisors
Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
John Rother, President and CEO of National Coalition on Health Care
Paul Stebbins, Executive Chairman of World Fuel Services Corporation
Robert Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank

What: 
Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending

When: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
8:00 am1:00 pm ET
Interview availabilities: 10:25 – 10:40 am ET, and 12:30 – 1:00 pm ET

Where: 
Grand Hyatt Washington 
1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC

Why: 
The rising debt not only threatens our future but also the lives of future generations and it will continue to slow economic growth. Policymakers must work to enact a plan that would allow us to steer away from the fiscal cliff and further economic instability.

For more information or to arrange an interview with participants please contact Pam Stevens, stevens@fixthedebt.org, 703-927-6364. Registration is open here: http://fixthedebt.eventbrite.com/

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. We come together from a variety of social, economic and political perspectives, around the common belief that America's growing federal debt threatens our future and that we must address it. The Campaign will mobilize key communities - including leaders from business, government, and policy - and people all across America who want to see elected officials step up to solve our nation's fiscal challenges.

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