Corker Says Congress’ "Collective Energy” Should Be Focused On Negotiations Between President Obama And Speaker Boehner

Friday, November 9, 2012

Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn., made the following statement Friday urging members of Congress to focus their “collective energy” on supporting negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on a fiscal reform package.

“Our office has spent the past year painstakingly drafting a fiscal reform package, but now is not the time for any of us, Republicans, Democrats, rump groups or gangs, to be publicly promoting our own plans. The entire Congress will be involved at some point, but right now the only two people who are likely to get a result by year’s end are President Obama and Speaker Boehner.

I’m convinced there is enough common ground to solve the problem, and the constructive thing for all of us to do at this point is to use all of our collective energy to support their negotiations on a fiscal reform package.”  


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