Washington, DC—On Tuesday, November 27, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin will deliver a policy speech at the Center for American Progress Action Fund on the stakes in the upcoming fiscal showdown, the imperative to protect low-income Americans, and the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
As a member of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and lead Senate negotiator, Senator Durbin has championed a balanced approach to deficit-reduction that could set us on a course for long-term economic growth. The commission recognized that a key strategy for growing our economy was the principle that deficit-reduction should not harm the most vulnerable members of society or exacerbate poverty and inequality. Protection of tax credits for low and moderate income working families was a core component in the tax recommendations.
As we head into consequential lame duck negotiations on America’s fiscal future, with high stakes for low-income Americans and the future of the middle-class, Senator Durbin is uniquely positioned to make a credible and compelling case for a balanced approach to deficit-reduction that sets us on a course for long-term economic growth.
Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund; President, Center for American Progress
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
November 27, 2012
11:30am – 12:15pm
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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