DGA, RGA Release Joint Letter to Congress

Wed Oct 1, 2008 10:02am EDT

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning the Chairman of the
Democratic Governors Association, Governor Joe Manchin, and the Chairman of
the Republican Governors Association, Governor Rick Perry, sent a joint letter
to Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senate Minority Leader
McConnell, and House Minority Leader Boehner urging them to pass an economic
recovery package.  The full text of the letter is below.

As leaders of our respective organizations, we don't always see eye to eye on
policy, but we come together today with one clear purpose. We strongly urge
Congress to leave partisanship at the door and pass an economic recovery
package. We both believe that it's time to stand together for our country.

There is a time for partisanship and there is a time for getting things done. 
No one likes the hand they've been dealt, and now is not the time to assign
blame.  It is time for Washington, D.C. to step up, be responsible and do
what's in the best interest of American taxpayers and our economy.  

This economic crisis is not just impacting Wall Street; it is also making life
harder for everyday Americans.  Americans across the country and in every
demographic are feeling the pinch.  If Congress does not act soon, the
situation will grow appreciably worse.  It's time for leadership. Congress
needs to act now.

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SOURCE  Democratic Governors Association

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