Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction's Failure to Reach an Agreement

Nov 22, 2011
Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement after the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction announced that they have failed to reach a bipartisan agreement:

“I am very disappointed the Deficit Reduction Committee was unable to reach an agreement.

It is disheartening that some of my colleagues are putting politics before our economy and holding the financial stability and fiscal future of this nation hostage. Our constituents sent us here to help solve America’s problems not to create more of them. My constituents in the 7th Congressional District of Alabama sent me here to help make their lives better not to create fear and instability. 

Despite the failure of the Super Committee, a bipartisan effort is still needed. In order to bring stability and certainty to our economy and avoid catastrophic consequences, we must come together on a long-term agreement so we can reduce our deficit, protect hard-working middle class families, children and seniors and ensure we pay our nation’s bills. Time is of the essence, and America deserves much better than this.”