Statement of former US Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH)
President of the Main Street Partnership
(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, a two-year bipartisan budget deal was announced. In response, former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), President of the Main Street Partnership, issued the following statement:
“The budget deal announced yesterday by Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Paul Ryan is a good first step, but given the long-term financial crisis we are facing – more, indeed much more, needs to be done.
“Part of the breakdown in Washington is the result of a complete lack of trust between the leaders on both sides of the aisle. This deal, while small, takes an important step towards beginning to rebuild that trust.
“Members in both parties and in both chambers should support this deal and – more importantly – use this deal as a starting point for tackling the more serious long-term challenges that we face.”
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The Main Street Partnership is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, the Main Street Partnership is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on the Main Street Partnership, visit our website at www.republicanmainstreet.org.