Mayor Stanton's Statement Regarding Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 31, 2012

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Mayor Greg Stanton, chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Defense Transition Task Force, issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to meet the fiscal cliff deadline:

“Congress had more than a year to act on a looming problem that will affect cities across the country, which are starting to get back on their feet and on the road to economic recovery. I led mayors from these cities this summer to shake some sense into Washington by pointing out the devastating effects of sequestration and the fiscal cliff on the defense and non-defense sides of this debacle. I’m glad the President and the Senate are near a compromise, but I'm extremely disappointed that the House of Representatives couldn’t come together on a balanced solution when our entire economy, jobs and Phoenix’s future is at stake. I urge our Congressional leaders to get back in there and do right by the cities and the people they represent.”

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