"We are willing to do our part to advance this comprehensive, bipartisan debt reduction plan. We respectfully ask you to do the same."
Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10) sent the following letter to Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to support the bipartisan debt plan proposed by the "Gang of Six" in the Senate. An excerpt is below.
"On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, the so-called "Gang of Six" released their long-awaited bipartisan plan to reduce our long-term debt by $3.7 trillion over the next ten years. We applaud this effort and ask that you provide the opportunity to vote on this proposal as part of any request for an increase in the debt ceiling before the August 2nd debt ceiling deadline ..We believe this approach deserves the full and immediate attention of the House of Representatives. It is time to stop using the deficit and debt as political weapons and come together to support bipartisan solutions. We are willing to do our part to advance this comprehensive, bipartisan debt reduction plan. We respectfully ask you to do the same."