McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President’s Debt Limit Remarks

“We Will Fight for Solutions that Stimulate Our Economy, Not Stagnate It”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Republican Conference Chair, issued the following statement yesterday in response to President Obama’s press conference regarding an increase in the debt limit.

“As we face another debate over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, one thing is certain: our nation’s debt crisis cannot be solved if Washington does not stop spending beyond its means.  Families in Eastern Washington should not face more economic uncertainty just so this government can spend more money.  House Republicans remain committed to responsibly lowering the debt burden for every hardworking, middle-class American in Eastern Washington and all across this country.

"The national debt threatens the future of our children and grandchildren – and House Republicans will not jeopardize our future because the Democratic majority in Washington wants a blank check for out-of-control spending. The President says he will not negotiate on cutting spending as part of raising the debt ceiling, but he voted against raising the debt ceiling as a United States Senator, saying that to increase the debt ceiling constituted ‘a sign of leadership failure.’ Republicans are prepared to lead and cut the record deficits and debt that we have accumulated over the last four years. We will continue to fight for solutions that will stimulate our economy, not stagnate it.”

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