WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement on the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:
“I share the tremendous disappointment of many Americans today as another opportunity to solve our nation’s debt crisis has passed us by. But the inability of the super committee to find common ground is nothing new for a Congress that often puts political party above love of country.
“When I opposed the deal that formed the super committee in August, I did so because I firmly believe each member of Congress was elected to make difficult decisions – and that those decisions should be debated in the light of day.
“Tackling our country’s fiscal problems takes more than a committee; it takes courage. Now more than ever, Congress and the President must work together to address our country’s greatest threat: our government’s habit of reckless spending. The failure to do so will jeopardize the future of our country and the American dream for the next generation.”