WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt:
"After today's first hearing the of the Budget Conference Committee, the Campaign to Fix the Debt is optimistic that the conferees will be able to forge an agreement that will put the federal budget on a sustainable track for Fiscal Year 2014 and beyond.
"Many of the conferees stated their openness to working towards both pro-growth tax reform and money-saving entitlement reform – the two areas of the budget that are driving our debt over future decades. Now it's time for them to back up their words with action.
"The Campaign to Fix the Debt looks forward to working with members of the Conference Committee as they confront our long-term fiscal challenges."
For more information about the Campaign to Fix the Debt, please visit www.fixthedebt.org.
SOURCE Campaign to Fix the Debt