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Lummis Statement on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement:

"Our economy will thrive once the entitlement programs Americans across the country depend on are made sustainable, non-entitlement spending is cut and government is reduced. Without these reforms, America will fall off the fiscal cliff. What part of this do my liberal Congressional colleagues and the President not understand? Where is their plan? I pray for co-chair of the debt supercommittee Jeb Hensarling's optimism in invoking that great Winston Churchill-ism, "Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.' House Republicans have offered up every comprehensive option that is out there, including putting revenue on the table. Do we have to dangle from our fingertips off the fiscal cliff before Democrats start to craft a plan? Will they allow us to fall?"

Background:

Nov. 23 is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction's deadline to get a bipartisan deal passed to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. On Nov. 21, the committee released a statement that said the group had reached an impasse.


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