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February 07, 2013

Obama aides meet with business groups about spending cuts

Senior Obama administration officials met with businesses association groups Thursday at the White House to talk about looming spending cuts.

Aides -- senior adviser Valerie Jarret, Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, Jeff Zients, director of the Office of Management and Budget and Alan Krueger, the president’s chief economist -- met with both small and large business groups. 

"The groups will discuss the president’s efforts to find a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and avoid the devastating effects of the sequester along with the discussion of the president’s approach to comprehensive immigration reform and how it fits into our broader economic agenda," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

See the full list of participants below:

Ken Bentsen, SIFMA

Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel

Tom Gavin, ITI

Frank Keating, ABA

Sandy Kennedy, Retail Industry Leaders Association

Bill Miller, Business Roundtable

Rob Nichols, Financial Services Forum

Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable

Rey Ramsey, TechNet

Matt Shay, National Retail Federation

Kristie Arslan, National Association of the Self-Employed

Rhett Buttle, Small Business Majority

Steve Caldeira, Internal Franchise Organization

Bill Daley, Main Street Alliance

Dan Danner, National Federation of Independent Business

Connie Evans, Association of Enterprise Opportunity

Ann Sullivan, Women Impacting Public Policy

Karen Kerrigan, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

Todd McCracken, National Small Business Association

Sam McClure, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber

Bryan McGannon, American Sustainable Business Council

John Satagaj, Small Business Legislative Council

Diane Tomb, National Association of Women Business Owners

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