Congressman Berry’s Statement on the Financial Rescue Package Defeat

“I am extremely disappointed that Congress was put in a position to have to consider spending taxpayer dollars to clean up the messes of Wall Street, whose irresponsible actions have rippled throughout our financial system and threaten the economic health of Main Street.

“This bill was not about bailing out Wall Street.  It was about protecting the pensions and other investments of ordinary Americans, and to ensure that our farmers and small businesses are able to access credit to grow and keep Americans working.  I hope that we can come together in a serious manner and act responsibly to address the instability that has hit our financial system, and do so in a way that protects families and small businesses.