Congressman Bill Owens joined his colleagues today in calling on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to work together and present a plan that will reduce the nation's debt and deficit in a meaningful way. A bipartisan coalition of 100 Democrats and Republicans came together in their demand for a major deficit reduction package from the committee. Regarding the letter, Congressman Owens released the following statement:
"The long-term health of our nation depends a great deal on the success of the super committee," Owens said. "Members of this panel have an opportunity to set aside politics and do what is best for the country by working together to reduce the deficit. It is my hope that this letter will send a clear message to the panel that not only are the American people expecting something big from them, but so are their representatives in Congress."