Statement in Response to the U.S. Senate Vote on the Conrad-Gregg Amendment

Jan 26, 2010

Statement by David M. Walker:

"It is a great disappointment that the Senate did not act in the best interests of the American people and take this opportunity to create a statutory commission to address our growing fiscal challenge. Now that the Congress has failed to act, the President should move to establish a commission by Presidential Order and the Congress should take steps to ensure that the commission’s recommendations will be voted on."

"A special commission is needed to cut through the partisan gridlock and ideological divide so that we can begin to put the federal government's finances in order. The time to act is now."

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