Senator Lamar Alexander backs bipartisan deficit-cut plan

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Posted: Jul 19, 2011 2:38 PM
Senator Lamar Alexander backs bipartisan deficit-cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Lamar Alexander, a member of Republican leadership, embraced on Tuesday a deficit-reduction plan by the bipartisan "Group of Six" senators aimed at averting a debt default.

"This is a serious, bipartisan proposal that will help stop Washington from spending money we don't have, and I support it," Alexander said of the measure embraced earlier in the day by President Barack Obama.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)