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Lummis to Super Committee: Cowboy Up

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Today, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), along with a bipartisan group of 100 House colleagues called on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cowboy up and cut $4 trillion, rather than the $1.2 trillion required under the Budget Control Act. Lummis and the bipartisan group of 100 House Members of Congress sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, with the message to do everything it can to come up with a solution to resolve our nation's debt crisis.

Lummis released the following statement:

"This letter is signed by Members of Congress from all over the map in terms of political philosophy, but we all recognize that the biggest problem facing our country today is our runaway debt. Together we are saying to the Super Committee, we support you, and we want you to give us a solution that is so big, so comprehensive, so inclusive, that it makes the meaningful reforms necessary to far surpass the Super Committee's goal of $1.2 trillion, and get us closer to cutting $4 trillion. The Committee will be looking at all of the options on the table: mandatory and discretionary spending, and revenues. I believe that if we deal with the longer term issues, we can get to the serious business of addressing the debt which is choking our country's economy."


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