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Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) released the following statement regarding a House Republican Leadership meeting with the Honorable Erskine Bowles and members of Fix the Debt Coalition:

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“We had a constructive conversation in which we exchanged ideas on how best to solve the ‘fiscal cliff.’ Everyone in the room is committed to reaching an agreement that will prevent us from going over the cliff by spurring economic growth and reducing the debt burden on hard-working Americans. If the President truly wants a ‘balanced approach,’ the White House must outline cuts and reforms to address Washington’s out-of-control federal spending.”