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Senator Kirk Statement on Bipartisan Compromise Reached to Reopen the Government and Protect U.S. Credit

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–October 16, 2013.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released the following statement on the bipartisan compromise to reopen the federal government and protect America’s full faith and credit:

“Today Congress put country over party. I was proud to be a part of the bipartisan group led by Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, which laid the foundation for this agreement to reopen our government and protect America’s full faith and credit. As the debate moves forward in the coming weeks over spending and debt, it is my hope both parties will continue working together on a ‘big deal’ with spending cuts and reforms to entitlements and the tax code so that we can give our markets and the American people the stability they need and deserve.”

Background

Senator Kirk joined a bipartisan group of 13 senators led by Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who came together during the shutdown to push for a compromise that would end the debt ceiling stalemate and reopen the government. The group is largely credited for providing a framework that was agreed to in the final bill. The Senate approved the Debt Limit Bill, S. 1569, by a vote of 81 to 18. Articles with more information about the group can be found here and here.

Source: kirk.senate.gov

 

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