Senator Angus King Discusses Debt and Deficit During Latest Meeting of Fix the Debt's 'Debtfast' Discussion Series

Jul 11, 2013, 11:41 ET from Campaign to Fix the Debt

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Angus King (I-ME) addressed the latest meeting of the Campaign's "Debtfast" breakfast discussion series. Senator King, a key player in the continuing efforts to identify common ground for a bipartisan and comprehensive deal to reduce the deficit and begin controlling the debt, brought valuable insight to this morning's conversation regarding the legislative landscape and what he thinks can be expected in the coming months.

"I was a pleased to participate in this morning's Fix the Debt breakfast discussion and to meet with so many people from across the political spectrum who share a mutual concern for the fiscal health of our nation," Senator King said. "Though there seem to be many obstacles in the pathway to a budget conference, I remain hopeful that key areas of agreement on federal spending priorities – in particular, the need to control the growth of health care expenditures – will produce a bipartisan solution to help put our long-term deficits on a lasting downward trajectory, and I will certainly continue to work toward that goal."

The Debtfast series is an informal gathering of individuals representing organizations from across the political spectrum, all of whom are stakeholders in the ongoing debate about the country's fiscal future. Co-hosted by the Honorable Jim Nussle and Dr. Alice Rivlin, the regularly held breakfast meetings are intended to educate, inform, and spark productive and civil discussion around substantive issues pertaining to the unsustainable trajectory of the national debt.

"We are honored that Senator King took the time to join us today," said Frank Micciche, Vice President of Coalitions for the Campaign to Fix the Debt. "His type of pragmatic and bipartisan leadership is too often absent in Washington and is key to finding real solutions to our debt problem."

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement asking lawmakers to work together on legislation large enough to stabilize and reduce the national debt as a share of the economy. Members come from a broad range of social, economic, and political perspectives with the belief that America's growing debt burden threatens our future, and that we must address it now. 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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