Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to hold second public hearing this week

Committee Co-Chairs, Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), announced that the next hearing open to the public will occur on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. EST. The hearing will include an overview on Revenue Options and Reforming the Tax Code. The Arc strongly supports a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, since greater revenues would result in fewer spending cuts for disability-related programs. The hearing will be available to watch on C-SPAN at and on the Committee’s new website at

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