Simpson and Bowles Preview "Fix the Debt" Campaign

As you may have seen yesterday on CNBC's Squawk Box, Simpson-Bowles Commission Chairmen and Fix the Debt Campaign Co-Founders Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles joined Warren Buffett to discuss the need to address our mounting debt in a timely, comprehensive, and bipartisan manner. You can see more below.

We'd like to use this opportunity to let you know that The Campaign to Fix the Debt will be officially launched on Tuesday, July 17 at the National Press Club. We invite you to attend the event, and want to offer your team an opportunity to speak with one or more of the participants (see below for details).


Tuesday: Roll Out of The Campaign to Fix the Debt

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, July 17th, The Campaign to Fix the Debt will be officially launched with an event at the National Press Club. This unprecedented coalition will mobilize members of the business, government, and policy communities, and people all across America, in support of a comprehensive debt deal that Congress can pass and the President will sign.

The event will include remarks on the urgency of the issue and more information on the campaign's planned activities from our leadership and strongest allies.


  • Erskine Bowles
  • Dave Cote, CEO, Honeywell
  • Senator Judd Gregg, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fix the Debt
  • Maya MacGuineas, President, CRFB
  • Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman, The Peterson Foundation
  • Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett Advisors
  • Governor Ed Rendell, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fix the Debt
  • Alice Rivlin, Former Director, OMB, Founding Director, CBO
  • Paul Stebbins, Executive Chairman, World Fuel Services
  • Ambassador Bob Zoellick

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET; Q & A 2:30 - 3:00 PM ET

WHERE: Zenger Room, The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045 To RSVP or for more information, please contact Caroline Langdale: or 202-295-0157.

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About the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget: The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget ( is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board. The Committee has launched a number of educational projects related to debt reduction, such as, to urge Americans and leaders in Washington that significant fiscal reform and deficit reduction is needed, and to involve concerned citizens in the process.