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October 2011

Here come the spending cuts.

Here's a preview of the highly partisan battle over slashing the federal budget and the impact that it will have on American businesses and households. Read more.>>

How does it happen on auto-pilot?

The law that set up these automatic cuts exempts programs that benefit low-income Americans from the automatic cuts. Read more. >>

Increasing revenue.

The super committee can attack the tax code. And clearly a large part of any deficit reduction plan could be achieved through revenue increases, particularly in the area otherwise known as tax breaks or loopholes. Read more. >>

Reducing spending.

This is not an all or nothing proposition. The super committee and Congress don’t have to come up with the entire $1.2 trillion in cuts. But if they offer less, the automatic cuts will be that much less. Read more. >>

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Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal, legislative and public policy issues. Cece’s career in government and association work is well-known to many of you. Most recently, she served eight years in top executive positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2003 to 2009.

Earlier in her career, she was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Between 1984 and 1992, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Assistant to the President.

From 1993 until 2001, Cece served as Vice President for Government Affairs of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, supervising the industry's policy development, legislative positions and federal regulatory agenda.