U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan released the following statement after the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s moved the U.S. long-term credit rating from AAA to AA+.
"I wish to share three things with the hard-working people of North Carolina," said Hagan. "First, the full faith and credit of the United States is beyond question. We have never failed to pay our bills and we never will. Second, Washington must keep its eye on the ball: America needs jobs. That remains my number one priority. Third, I remain committed to balanced, bipartisan and comprehensive deficit reduction going forward."