Durbin Statement on White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement after participating in President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Summit. Held today at the White House, the summit was the first of a series of bipartisan discussions on how we can address the long-term fiscal problems facing the nation.


“Today’s summit brought together a diverse and bipartisan group of individuals around a common goal – to look beyond the immediate economic crisis and put our nation on sound financial footing for the long term.”


“We focused on a strategy for reducing the federal deficit; reforming our nation’s health care system; restoring solvency to Social Security and streamlining government operations.”


“None of the solutions to these problems will be quick or easy. We must improve the long-term fiscal health of our nation, and I hope we continue to have these frank bipartisan discussions about how to get there.”