WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD (TN-04) released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell released a plan to fund the government and raise the debt limit:
"Today's deal makes one thing clear: Washington has failed the American people. We know that ObamaCare will destroy our nation's health care system and our deficit spending will cause our economy to crash. Yet it seems party leaders on both sides of the aisle are more concerned about media-sponsored polls than simply doing what is right.
"We cannot continue to postpone making the decisions needed to get our nation back on the right track. The longer we wait, the greater the challenges we will face. There is no doubt that the status quo is going to bankrupt our nation. We can prevent that from happening but Washington must have the courage to lead. Unfortunately, today's bill does not reflect that courage."