Senator Warner Discusses Budget Deficit with Business Community

Senator Warner Discusses Budget Deficit with Business Community

Senator Mark WarnerNearly 150 business leaders attended the Chamber’s “Brunch & Budget with Senator Mark Warner” on May 16 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.  Senator Warner spoke about reducing the growing $14 trillion national debt and reducing waste through reforms in government programs and spending. 

Warner said, “Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said that the single biggest threat to our country is not terrorism, but it is the threat that is posed by our nation’s balance sheet and our debt and deficit.”

Warner discussed his co-leadership of a bipartisan group of Senators labeled the "Gang of Six," which is working to lay out a serious plan to reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion in the next 10 years, ensure social security solvency, sharply reduce tax rates, and preserve the ability to invest in America’s priorities. 

The Chamber thanks the following sponsors: Cox Communications (Presenting); Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (Gold); Norfolk Waterside Marriott (Host); Inside Business and Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. (Bronze) and Protemps Temporary Services (Program).

(from left) Nelson Adcock (GeoEnvironmental Resources, Inc.) Chamber's Chair; Gary McCollum, Sr. VP and General Mgr., Cox Communications; Senator Mark Warner; Jack Hornbeck, CCE, Chamber's President & CEO; and Kathryn Falk, VP, Public & Government Affairs, Cox CommunicationsRead article and view video from The Virginian-Pilot

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