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9:49 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Fixing Fiscal Policy

With the House of Representatives and the president once again butting heads over the federal budget, a government shutdown is looking more likely by the day.

U.S. lawmakers may be working late into the night this week to avoid a government shutdown.
U.S. lawmakers may be working late into the night this week to avoid a government shutdown.
Credit David Iliff/Wikimedia Commons

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition joins Steve Kraske to talk about the economy, the effect a shutdown could have on the country if Congress doesn’t pass a new budget and how the debt ceiling debate figures into the equation.

Guest:

Bob Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps educate the public about the federal budget and the need to protect our children and future generations from excessive government debt. He was previously their policy director and national field director, before being named executive director in 1999. He has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (the Domenici-Rivlin commission). He has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law, and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

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