Statement by Congresswoman Ellmers on Today's Debt Limit VoteMay 31 2011
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this afternoon:
"Over the past five years, our national debt has exploded to historic and dangerous proportions. But as the looming debt limit has approached, neither the Obama Administration, nor his allies in Congress have done anything to reign in the spending which is robbing our future. As today's vote shows, business as usual is over and substantial changes to our budget must take place. I, along with all my Republican colleagues voted against raising the debt limit and rejected the attempt to continue borrowing without substantially cutting the runaway spending that is crippling our nation. Washington has a spending problem and this must be addressed if we are to bring back prosperity, jobs, and economic growth for future generations."
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For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’ website at www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.