A diverse coalition from South Carolina is calling on lawmakers to address the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff and the country’s long-term federal debt problems.
As policymakers wrap up this year and plan for the next, there are a number of fiscal deadlines coming up.
While the newly-elected Congress won't convene until January, the 113th Congress is back in town and has some work to do.
We got through another Election Day. Now policymakers have to listen to voters and get things done.
The deficit has decreased. But it's only come partially down from record highs and will soon begin to rise again.
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21 November 2014 - All Americans know that the national debt is big and most recognize that it will grow even bigger over time. But many are less clear on the specifics regarding why the debt is on course for record levels and how that will directly impact them. Fortunately, citizen-leaders across the country are filling in the blanks.
18 November 2014 - Congress is trying to wrap up its work for this year in a Lame Duck session and plan for next year. Lawmakers will have to contend with several fiscal speed bumps along the way. Each of these incidents will be an opportunity to either improve upon our fiscal situation, or make things even worse.
12 November 2014 - Congress returned to Washington today to close out the work of the outgoing 113th Congress. What gets done (or not) in the next few weeks will set the stage for the next Congress.
07 November 2014 - Election Day 2014 is behind us and voters sent a strong message that they want to see real action from Washington on the critical issues facing the country. So, will policymakers listen?
05 November 2014 - On Tuesday, Americans expressed their dissatisfaction with the gridlock and inaction in Washington by voting out several incumbents and changing control of the Senate. It’s now up to policymakers to heed the message delivered at the polls by working together to address the country’s most pressing problems, including the unsustainable budget outlook.
Why it matters
"It's going to take strong will, effective leadership, and a renewed spirit of bipartisanship from our leaders in Washington to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The time for action is now if we're to…Ambassador Tony Garza
The pressure is on Congress to address our growing debt if we want to avoid the fiscal cliff. Congress has to address this now – there is no time to wait. It is time for our elected leaders to…Harry Prestanski
Our country stands as a beacon of liberty and hope for people around the world. I care because I’m afraid of a world where these values are diminished because of our government’s inability to function. Fiscal stability and responsible…Michael Taylor
"As a businessman and former elected official, I am worried about Congress’ ability to reach a national debt deal. If we continue to ignore this growing problem, our economy will suffer the consequences. We can expect slower growth, lower…Rick Bennett