Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after today's White House meeting:
"As the talks at the White House continue, I remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement on a long-term, balanced approach to reduce our deficit and ensure that America pays its bills. However, that will require my Republican colleagues to remain at the negotiating table and work with us on a deal to address this crisis in a serious way. Democrats have said that everything needs to be on the table and have put everything on the table. Republicans must be prepared to make concessions of their own and not put the entire burden on seniors, the middle class and the most vulnerable among us."