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State and Local Government Associations Support NGA’s Call for Bipartisan Solution on Debt Limit

For Immediate Release 

March 9, 2023

Washington, DC  Today, the six leading organizations representing state and local governments at the federal level—the United States Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures, International City/County Management Association, and The Council of State Governments—concurred with the recent statement of the National Governors Association (NGA) calling for a bipartisan solution to the impending national debt limit. NGA’s statement can be found here and below:

“Our nation’s Governors call on Congress and the Administration to work together to ensure a bipartisan solution to address the U.S. statutory debt ceiling. Failure on the part of the Treasury Department to meet its federal obligations would create significant uncertainty and risk to American citizens, government services, and global financial markets.

“We call on Congress to increase or suspend the debt limit as soon as possible. And we call on both the Administration and Congress to consider serious long-term reforms that will reduce the national debt and put the country on more sustainable fiscal footing. States and territories succeed when there is certainty and stability in federal resources.”

Media Contacts:

  • CSG: Blair Hess,
  • ICMA: Elizabeth Kellar,
  • NACo: Nicole Weissman,
  • NCSL: Mick Bullock,
  • NGA: Eric Wohlschlegel,
  • NLC: Olivia Hodge,
  • USCM: Sara Durr,

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.

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