July 19, 2011

Manchin Statement on Gang of Six Budget Meeting

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement about a bipartisan budget meeting hosted by the Gang of Six this morning. More than 50 Senators from both political parties attended. 

“In the eight plus months I have been in Congress, I have never seen a more encouraging meeting, one in which members of both parties demonstrated their willingness to put aside partisanship and the next election for the future of our country,” Senator Manchin said. “This morning, the Gang of Six truly became a Mob of Fifty, and I believe this proposal holds enormous promise as a commonsense solution to our long-term debt and deficit. I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle to forge a real fix that sets priorities, protects important programs and puts our fiscal house in order.”