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McConnell Says Obama Should ‘Step Up’ to Tackle Nation’s Debt

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said President Barack Obama and legislators from both political parties need to work together to reduce U.S. debt.

“We have two opportunities, both the continuing resolution and the debt ceiling, to try to accomplish something on a bipartisan basis on both our short-term debt and our long-term unfunded liability,” McConnell said in a television interview today on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The president ought to step up to the plate with us and tackle it together.”