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Senator Warner's Statement on the Fiscal Commission Package

Cites Urgency of Averting Fiscal Crisis

Dec 01 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate’s Budget and Banking committees, released the following statement today on the debt reduction package produced by the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform:

“You hear a lot of talk in this town about deficit reduction. With this bipartisan framework, it’s time to put up or shut up.

“I have not completely reviewed the commission proposals yet, and I’m sure I might have made some different choices. But these appear to be solid recommendations that will help steer our nation back toward a responsible fiscal path.

“ I hope these proposals receive broad bipartisan support among commission members and will be evaluated with an open mind by my colleagues.

“Many of these choices are tough, but our nation’s fiscal crisis is real, and as the ongoing crisis in Europe shows, we cannot ignore it simply because it is inconvenient.

“We must not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good.”