Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following the statement following the announcement by Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Jeb Hensarling, that the committee did not reach a bipartisan agreement:
“Once again Republicans have chosen to protect the wealthiest Americans instead of investing in the majority of the American people.
“While Democrats were proposing a plan that would have significantly reduced our deficit and supported major economic growth, Republicans continued to talk loud and do nothing. This process has shown that while Republicans may talk a good game – when it comes time to make the tough choices that will help this country rise out of these tough economic times – they are unwilling to make the bold decisions this country needs to move forward.
“I am proud of the work of the House Democratic appointees and will continue to work with them and others to ensure that we reach a fair and balanced solution to our economic problems that address our deficit while also putting Americans back to work.”