CRFB President Maya MacGuineas One of "25 Women to Watch"

Today, The Hill released its list of the "25 Women to Watch," featuring rising stars in the political world, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and our very own CRFB President Maya MacGuineas. Over the last few years, MacGuineas has gained greater prominence as the debt issue has taken on greater priority in Washington.  The piece highlights the great work and leadership she has contributed to the issue of deficit reduction. Here is what they had to say:

In Washington you’re hot when your issue is hot, and with the budget deficit skyrocketing to the top of the national conversation, Maya MacGuineas is on fire.

MacGuineas, 44, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, has spent her entire career on the deficit. These days she’s become a go-to analyst for information about the budget plans of President Obama and Mitt Romney....

Leading the charge to make sure Congress cuts a big, long-term deal to replace automatic spending cuts and tax increases in January, MacGuineas is playing both inside and outside games. She is working with the secretive Senate “Gang of Eight” on a plan, and is also helping coordinate the Campaign to Fix the Debt coalition to promote the deficit as an issue in congressional races.

Known as much for her optimism as for her role as an honest judge of fiscal plans, MacGuineas is hopeful Congress can avoid the fiscal cliff and tame the debt.

We congratulate MacGuineas on her feature in The Hill, and we hope that her work will pay off!

The full piece can be found here.