WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to prevent catastrophic federal default that would throw the world economy into an immediate crisis, U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement:

“Today, Democrats voted to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and ensure our government is capable of paying its bills on time and in full. 

“The partisan brinksmanship on this issue needs to stop. 

“It’s time to get back to creating jobs, strengthening the middle-class, and fostering economic growth.   These aren’t partisan priorities, they are American priorities. 

“A healthy dose of political stability and economic certainty will go a long way toward helping America achieve sustainable economic growth.”