Thursday, March 10, 2011
'It's time for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to trade their swords for pencils and start working together on a viable plan to fund the government over the next seven months. Given our current fiscal situation, that plan needs to include reductions in spending - but not cuts that are so deep they'll kill jobs and short-change our economic recovery. The proposals presented today by both parties fail to meet that test, and that's why I opposed them both. I'll continue to work alongside senators from both parties to reach a common-sense agreement,” Udall said.
Udall is working as part of a bipartisan group of senators calling for an up-or-down vote on the president's bipartisan debt commission. He also continues to fight for other proposals to control spending, including a presidential line-item veto, pay-as-you-go spending, a ban on earmarks, and a balanced budget amendment.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 1:03 PM