U.S. Conference of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Issues Statement On Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Tue Jan 1, 2013 8:06pm EST

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WASHINGTON,  Jan. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors
President Philadelphia Mayor  Michael A. Nutter  today issued the following
statement on the Senate's budget agreement:

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"On behalf of the mayors in cities all across the country, I am pleased that the
Senate has finally been able to reach an agreement to pull our country from the
brink of the fiscal cliff.  One of the most basic responsibilities of the
members of Congress is to find a fair and balanced approach to the budget
process to protect the people who elect them to office -- most of whom are
middle class.  And in the face of tax hikes on middle-income Americans, the
Senate has made progress.  We now call on the House to act.

"While the Senate was able to reach an initial agreement and we wait on the
House to make the right choice for the American people and follow suit with a
deal, I implore Congress to stop kicking the can down the road and to do what is
right for hard-working citizens who rely on domestic programs that are now
slated for deep, automatic cuts.  These are the people that keep our national
economy moving forward, and we owe them nothing less than to ensure their
ability to thrive."

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Elena Temple-Webb, +1-202-286-1100, (etemple@usmayors.org), Lina Garcia,
+1-202-341-6113, (lgarcia@usmayors.org), Karen Hinton, +1-703-798-3109,
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