The American Institute of CPAs has adopted a resolution calling on lawmakers to do more to ensure the long-term fiscal health of the United States by better controlling the growing national debt.

The AICPA board voted to adopt the resolution in support of two nonpartisan efforts, the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative.

The AICPA said it recognizes that America faces significant financial challenges that need to be addressed to promote fiscal responsibilities and believes the U.S. government should operate on a sustainable budget and should address its current debt crisis. Earlier this year, the AICPA developed What’s At Stake?, a resource calling attention to how and why the financial sustainability of the U.S. is at stake.

The resolution will also be shared with state CPA societies as the AICPA continues to seek ways to advocate for reduced complexity for American businesses and individuals.

The resolution, which was adopted by the AICPA Board in New York on November 9, follows:

Board Resolution Regarding AICPA Support for Certain Nonpartisan Initiatives and Public Policies to Promote Economic Certainty

WHEREAS, The AICPA is very concerned about the growing federal debt and its impact on the long-term fiscal health of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The CPA profession has a long and deep commitment to the public interest and a history of advising businesses and individuals regarding decision-making on financial, tax and operational matters; and

WHEREAS, Navigating the complexity of the uncertain economic environment is difficult for businesses and individuals; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA has developed What’s At Stake?, a resource to call attention to how and why the financial sustainability of our country is at stake; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA believes that fiscally sound public policy is a key component in promoting certainty for American businesses and will lead to enduring economic growth; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA recognizes that America faces significant financial challenges that need to be addressed to promote fiscal responsibility and believes the United States government should operate on a sustainable budget and should address its current debt crisis; and

WHEREAS, The nonpartisan movements Campaign to Fix the Debt and Comeback America Initiative align with the AICPA's goals of putting America on a better fiscal and economic path by promoting fiscal responsibility and sustainability; now

BE IT RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall continue to seek ways to advocate for reduced complexity for American businesses and individuals; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall inform its members about the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall also share this resolution with state CPA societies, and shall encourage state CPA societies to promote fiscal responsibility and consider involvement in the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative.