Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after today's White House meeting:
"Today’s White House meeting was constructive and progress was made. The announcement from Moody’s earlier today makes the case that these debt negotiations need to produce a meaningful outcome that will bring down the deficit in a balanced way and ensure we pay our bills, rather than producing just a simple political solution. That is the President’s clear priority in these meetings and I share that view.
"The President has been tireless in working to advance these talks and has listened respectfully to everyone's views. Now we need to act so that we pay America's bills and reduce the deficit in a balanced way, rather than on the backs of seniors and the middle class."