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Dec 17, 2013, 11:15 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt on Senate Vote of Budget Deal

 The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix...

Dec 10, 2013, 19:28 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt on Conference Committee Budget Deal

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...

Nov 21, 2013, 12:45 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt on the Release of Tax Reform Discussion Papers

Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released the last in a series of tax reform discussion drafts aimed at developing proposals to...

Nov 13, 2013, 13:00 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt on the Second Meeting of the Budget Conference Committee

Today, the budget conference committee met for the second time as lawmakers continued negotiations to reconcile the differences between the House...

Oct 30, 2013, 14:37 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt

 The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix...

Oct 29, 2013, 14:35 ET

Fix the Debt Urges Budget Conferees to Confront Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

In Letter to Members of Budget Conference Committee, Campaign Urges Lawmakers to 'Seize this Opportunity' Today, the Campaign to Fix the Debt...

Oct 25, 2013, 14:55 ET

Poll: Broad Support for Comprehensive Plan to Fix the National Debt

Voters Want Congress to Pass a Plan that Includes Entitlement Reform, Tax Reform, and Sequester Replacement Today, the Campaign to Fix the...

Oct 21, 2013, 10:17 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt Releases Citizens' Plan

"Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt" includes common sense ideas for elected leaders to find common ground on long-term budgetary issues  On...

Oct 16, 2013, 13:37 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt

Today, Senate leaders announced a plan to re-open the government through January 15, raise the debt ceiling through February 7, and set up a budget...

Oct 15, 2013, 11:27 ET

Leon Panetta and Others at National Press Club this Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Campaign to Fix the Debt will convene a press conference with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and a group of leaders...

Oct 14, 2013, 18:00 ET

Leon Panetta and Others at National Press Club this Wednesday

 This Wednesday, the Campaign to Fix the Debt will convene a press conference with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and a group of leaders...

Oct 14, 2013, 10:10 ET

Simpson-Bowles Launch National Ad Campaign to Fix the Debt

 On Tuesday, co-founders of the Campaign to Fix the Debt Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles will launch a national advertising campaign. The...

Oct 10, 2013, 12:58 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt Launches Governors Fiscal Leadership Council

 Today, the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced the creation of the Governors Fiscal Leadership Council (GFLC), a bipartisan group of 40 former...

Oct 08, 2013, 10:37 ET

Former Members of Congress Sign the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Bipartisan Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council's Open Letter

 Today, the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council (CFLC), a bipartisan group of 120 former federal lawmakers from...

Oct 07, 2013, 15:15 ET

Fix the Debt Echoes Calls for a Grand Bargain

The Campaign to Fix the Debt urges leaders in both parties to act swiftly and use this moment to enact a "Grand Bargain" to put the country on a...

Oct 01, 2013, 09:58 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt Reacts to the Government Shutdown

 The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix...

Sep 27, 2013, 14:30 ET

Campaign to Fix the Debt Reacts to Senate Passage of the Continuing Resolution

 The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix...

Sep 20, 2013, 12:01 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt on the House's Passage of the Continuing Resolution

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...

Aug 30, 2013, 13:46 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt on Finding Common Ground

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...

Aug 29, 2013, 12:55 ET

Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt on Fiscal Discussions

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...