Braley Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Default Bill Print
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Monday, 01 August 2011 09:47

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after voting against Speaker John Boehner’s default bill:

“Washington is broken and it’s long past time that we fix it. The American people are tired of excuses. That’s why I couldn’t support Speaker Boehner’s bill tonight. It doesn’t fix the problem, it delays it, and it’s time we address this problem like adults. Over 5 months ago I asked the President and Speaker Boehner for a plan to reduce our nation's spending and get our debt under control. But the simple truth is that problems rarely get solved in Washington until the clock has nearly run out. Now we’ve come to the brink of a default and a serious blow to our fragile economy. That’s unacceptable. As soon as I see a viable plan to bring us back from the brink of default and address our national debt and deficit, I’ll be the first to cast my ‘yea’ vote.”

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