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In the Nation's Interest

CED Sends a Letter to Congress, the President, Urging Lawmakers to Cancel Sequester

Straight-Forward Recommendations Focus on Setting our Country on a Path to Long-Term Economic Stability

Today, Steve Odland and CED co-chairs Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and Carl Camden, as well as Joe Minarik, conducted a press call with national media and outlined CED's specific recommendations to the U.S. Congress and the President regarding next steps to solve our nation's lingering budget and deficit problems.

While many voices have been heard on this issue as of late, CED stands out as the only organization of current and former business executives to offer and promote specific next steps and options to help guide our country forward in both the near- and long-term. Recommendations include replacing the sequester – and why and how to do so – as well as recommended options to begin to address the deeper roots of our nation's debt and deficit challenges.

Read CED's letter to the President and Congress, which includes multiple alternatives to replace the sequester.