Joint Statement on Short-term Budget Deal

We thank the Congress and President for coming together and passing a deal to reopen the government and extend the borrowing limit. They now have the opportunity to engage in real discussions on how to address our nation’s fiscal challenges in a comprehensive, bipartisan manner. We urge both chambers and the White House to work together on a plan to pay our bills, fund the government, make progress on reforming our tax code, fix our entitlement programs, revise the sequester, and put the national debt on a more sustainable long-term path. That process starts with yesterday’s agreement.

The Honorable Jim Nussle, former OMB DirectorThe Honorable Alice Rivlin, former OMB DirectorBipartisan Policy CenterCampaign to Fix the DebtCenter ForwardThe Concord CoalitionThird Way

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