WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the failure of the Super Committee to present Congress with a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan by the mandated November 23 deadline.

“The failure of the Super Committee represents all that is wrong with Washington. While I am frustrated, I remain committed to reducing our nation's growing deficit and dangerous jobs crisis in a thoughtful and meaningful way. I will continue pushing for bipartisan spending and tax reform to reorder our nation's budget priorities in a way that both puts us on a path toward fiscal sustainability and invests in the future.”