Corker Urges President To Work With Congress To Pass Fiscal Reform Now

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn., made the following statement Wednesday urging the president to work with Congress on passing a fiscal reform plan.

“I urge the president to work with the leadership of the House and Senate to pass a fiscal reform package now.  I believe all sides understand the issues that need to be addressed, we have discussed them for years, and I firmly believe both sides want to address this and move beyond it,” said Senator Corker.

“Let's pass a bill now that implements policies and reforms that put our country on a path to solvency and not some process-only bill that kicks the can down the road. It's time to address this critical issue and get it behind us so we can focus on ensuring the greatness of this country again.”

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