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January 14, 2013

Fix the Debt group launches in six additional states

Campaign to Fix the Debt, a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders and community leaders,  announced Monday it will launch in six additional states this week.

The new chapters will be in Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Utah and Virginia, bringing the total number of state chapters to 23.

President Obama will kick off the last press conference of the first term today with remarks about the debt ceiling.

The White House and Congress announced a deal earlier this month to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but failed to address the debt celing. Congress will need to act in the coming weeks to ensure that the government can continue to pay its bills.

“We are excited about the groundswell of support the Campaign has been receiving across the country,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “In order to put our debt on a sustainable path, elected officials are going to have to make tough choices. These choices will be made easier if they know that the people they represent do indeed value cooperation and demand a long-term, comprehensive agreement over our debt.”


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