Press Advisory: Infographic — Welcome Back, Congress

Sep 9, 2013


The House and Senate return from August break today with their work cut out for them on the fiscal front. While the issues are serious, unfortunately there’s not much time to act. Whether it’s finding consensus on a $90 billion budget gap before the end of the fiscal year, or next month’s looming debt ceiling debate, these challenges are urgent and demand leadership.

To welcome back the reconvening Congress, and highlight these critical challenges, the Peterson Foundation presents a fiscally-focused infographic that illustrates what’s at stake this fall. We’re sharing it to encourage Congress and the President to put a plan in place that protects America's economic recovery, and also stabilizes our long-term national debt.

Click here to download the full-sized version of the "Welcome Back, Congress" infographic, and join the discussion at or

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