Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet made the following statement on President Obama’s speech today on reducing the debt and deficit:
“Last month, 64 Senators signed a letter to the President highlighting the need for a comprehensive deficit reduction plan that includes discretionary spending reductions, changes in entitlements and tax reform. Today, the President made clear that he wants to work toward a comprehensive plan. In the Senate, I am committed to crafting a bipartisan solution and supporting the efforts of the ‘gang of six,’ which is building on the foundation laid out by the Fiscal Commission.
“We should enact a comprehensive plan this year to signal to our markets and global competitors that we are serious about creating a more sustainable fiscal course.”