Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement in response to the announcement by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction- commonly referred to as the Super Committee- that no agreement had been reached on a plan to address the nation's debt.
"I am very frustrated but not surprised by the Super Committee's failure to reach an agreement given the entrenched positions in both caucuses," said Costa. "I will continue to fight to ensure that commonsense prevails in getting our nation's fiscal house in order. Truly, a majority of Americans believe that common ground can be found without both parties taking such absolute positions. The Simpson-Bowles framework would be a good place to start. Congress must do better; the American people deserve better."