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Donnelly: Bipartisan Agreement “Far From Perfect” But Need to Compromise to Get Things Done

January 2, 2013

  01/03/13 Tuesday evening, Congressman Joe Donnelly released the following statement after voting for the Senate-passed bipartisan compromise to address the fiscal cliff.

I voted for the bipartisan, Senate-passed compromise because it preserves low tax rates for 98% of families and 97% of small businesses.  It is far from perfect, as I would have preferred to keep low rates for everyone for one year while our economy continues to recover, but the American people deserve a Congress that is willing to compromise to get things done.

Too many in Washington have allowed their own political interests to trump their ultimate responsibility to work together to do what is best for our country.  Moving forward, I strongly believe that we need to set politics aside and work together to reduce spending as we further put our fiscal house in order.”