GA Congressman Tom Price on Debt Ceiling Deal

October 17, 2013

From the press release:

Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to reopen the government and address the nation’s debt ceiling.

“There’s nothing historic about this agreement. It is the response to a crisis manufactured by the President and a Democrat party content with the nation’s fiscal ruin.

“For weeks, House Republicans have given our colleagues opportunity after opportunity to focus on the real challenges before us – a ballooning debt, a weak economy and a health care law that is contributing to both. Finding positive solutions to those challenges is what the American people elected us to do. That there’s now an agreement in place to talk about how we solve them is a good first step, but one has to wonder why the Democrat majority in Washington needed two weeks of a government shutdown and a run-up to the debt ceiling in order to agree to talk about doing their job.

“We have a $17 trillion national debt and millions of our fellow Americans are out of work or being pushed into part-time jobs. In the talks to come will Democrats continue to defend that status quo? For our part, House Republicans are going to continue to fight to do something about it – to break down barriers to economic growth, to unleash more opportunity and greater financial security for American families. We, as always, welcome our Democrat colleagues to the table to have an honest and healthy discussion focused on solutions. What remains to be seen is whether or not Senate Democrats and President Obama will in the days and weeks ahead embrace the opportunity they claim they want to negotiate and compromise.”

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