Hoyer Statement on Cooper-LaTourette Budget Substitute

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the budget substitute offered by Reps. Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Steve LaTourette (R-OH):

“In order to achieve a big and balanced deficit reduction package, we must build a broad consensus. The budget substitute offered tonight by Reps. Jim Cooper and Steve LaTourette came to the Floor before that broad consensus could be achieved, which is why I voted against it. However, we must continue working to achieve a big and balanced deficit reduction solution in order to set our country back on a sustainable fiscal path.  I continue to believe that the Bowles-Simpson model should be a basis for ongoing discussions in the effort to create the needed consensus.”

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