On Senate Floor, Casey Pushes for Compromise
WASHINGTON, DC – In a floor speech today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) addressed the urgent need to compromise to cut spending and avoid default. He also read excerpts from letters he has received from Pennsylvanians urging compromise.
“The American people watching this over so many days now understand the basic challenge we face,” said Senator Casey. “It’s a challenge of reducing the deficit and debt and cutting spending, but also of making sure that we have a bipartisan agreement to pay our bills and meet our obligations. And I think if I had to boil it down to four words, it is this in terms of what people in Pennsylvania have told me that we must do: compromise for our country.
“People are hurting. They’re still struggling, still worried and anxious about their children’s future,” he continued. “The least that we must do for them is to come together, work together, surrender some political points of view and surrender some personal disagreements we have to come together and reach a compromise. I believe that what they are telling us over and over again is that we need a compromise for our country.”