Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman believes there is already the foundation for a bipartisan way forward on debt reduction, in a Politico opinion piece she authored with former Rep. Vin Weber:

There is no great mystery surrounding what needs to be done. We are also not starting from scratch. Simpson-Bowles, in particular, is a solid framework to begin with, because it has bipartisan support and was crafted by people who have a deep understanding of government and the private sector.

Read the full piece on Politico's website.

For more Wilson Center coverage on the U.S. debt and politics see:

Balancing the federal budget yourself with The Wilson Center's Budget Hero

The Debts, Deficits, and Development event on Capitol Hill

A CFR interview with Kent Hughes on the significance of the S&P's downgrade of the U.S. debt

Jane Harman's Newsweek piece on the need for more bipartisanship