Statement on Federal Deficit Reduction
I am pleased that discussions will begin today between the administration and congressional leaders about the budget deficit. These meetings come at a critical moment.
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It is time to put aside partisan rivalries and work together for our nation's future. I pledge that in these meetings on the budget deficit the administration will do just that. I know that all Americans hope that the leaders of Congress will do the same. I urge Congress to work quickly with us to set year-by-year deficit reduction targets, moving from this day forward, and then to join us in putting together realistic plans for meeting those targets. We owe it to the Nation to get this job done.