Pressure builds for debt reduction
February 1st, 2011
06:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Pressure builds for debt reduction

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The push to come up with a plan to reduce national debt got a bipartisan bear hug in the Senate on Tuesday.

Three lawmakers who sat on President Obama's bipartisan debt commission - Sens. Kent Conrad, Tom Coburn and Mike Crapo - convened a meeting of more than 30 senators from both parties "to make sure everyone comes to consensus on how big the problem is and how real it is," Coburn told CNN.

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