Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after House leadership said there would be no votes this weekend:
"Earlier this week, the Republican leadership informed us that we would be working this weekend. Now, they're sending us home for the weekend after all. That's disappointing when we have less than two weeks to keep our nation from defaulting on its debt. Why aren't we working through the weekend to come to an agreement? Why aren't we debating the details of the Gang of Six proposal, or any other attempt to compromise? I miss my family as much as anyone here, but I know that our economy and our nation's future must be our top priority right now."