Bennet Statement on Gang of Six Meeting

Gang of Six Updates Members who signed Bennet-Johanns Letter calling for Comprehensive Plan

July 19, 2011

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the “Gang of Six” plan to reduce the debt, which the group presented today to senators who signed the Bennet-Johanns letter for a comprehensive debt reduction plan. 

“In town halls across our state, Coloradans tell me they want a plan that materially reduces the deficit, shows we are all in it together and is bipartisan.  The plan should also reassure the capital markets that the paper they’ve bought is worth what they paid for it and is not at risk.

“In our meeting, the ‘gang of six’ presented a plan that would meet those broad goals.  Although nobody is going to agree with every single piece of this, or any comprehensive plan, the “gang of six’s” bipartisan proposal provides a path forward towards meaningful deficit reduction – in fact, it would reduce our deficit by close to $4 trillion.  I urge my colleagues to review this plan and hope we can bring it to the Senate floor for debate and an up or down vote.  I would support this plan if it were considered on the Senate floor.”

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