Rep. Miller Statement on Detroit Filling for Chapter 9

Jul 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement regarding the City of Detroit filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court:

“Detroit has been kicking the can of their fiscal problems down the road for decades and has been hurt desperately by fiscal mismanagement and public corruption.  It is now clear that the City has come to the end of the road making the bankruptcy filing the only path forward.  I applaud the Governor for his courage to appoint the Emergency Financial Manager and Kevyn Orr for his steadfast efforts to find equitable settlements with the City’s creditors.  If the work Kevyn Orr did in helping Chrysler through bankruptcy is any guide then the citizens of Detroit can expect that a stronger Detroit will come out on the other side.”