U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D) will speak to the central Arkansas Political Animals Club on Wednesday, April 20 at the Governor’s mansion. The event starts at 11:30 am.
Bill of fare is $20 for lunch and reservations are required. E-mail email@example.com to save your space.
Rex Nelson, President of the Political Animals Club, says the senior senator will explain "what’s really happening in Washington."
On that note, Pryor commented on the floor of the U.S. Senate today on the potential federal budget shutdown. A few highlights:
“We find ourselves in dangerous territory. While Republicans and Democrats continue to point fingers and hold fiery press conferences, a government shutdown is quickly approaching. This blame game is like quicksand; it has the ability to drag down not just the Senate and the House, but our entire economy and our country. No matter how you look at it, a shutdown would be reckless and irresponsible.”
“And now, with all the momentum and opportunity built up over the past few months, is the time to lead. We must make the serious decisions to get our nation out of the red so we can be competitive for the future. Again, I’d say let’s turn off the rhetoric and be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”
“Are we so blind that we can’t see the forest for the trees here, that we can’t understand how important it is for this country to get our debt and deficit where it needs to be? Are we so blind as to not be able to see that we need to put everything on the table, that this is a time for great leadership and sacrifice and we all have to give up something to get this done?”
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