Graves, DesJarlais To Vote Against Reid-McConnel Bill To Fund The Government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Representative Tom Graves (R-Ga.-14) issued the following statement ahead of tonight’s vote on the Reid-McConnell bill to fund the government and raise the debt limit:

“Although the bill being advanced today is a disappointment, Republicans have an opportunity to reset the debate over the next few months. As the nation’s attention turns from Washington politics to the Obamacare disaster, Democrats will have no choice but to reconsider our fair and reasonable proposals to delay the law. Even someone as cold as Harry Reid will have a hard time forcing people to buy a bad, unaffordable product from a website that doesn’t work. As we enter the next phase of the debate and approach new deadlines, Republicans have the facts on our side and the right proposals to help families and communities across America grow and prosper.”

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD (Tn.-04) said, “Today’s deal makes one thing clear: Washington has failed the American people. We know that ObamaCare will destroy our nation’s health care system and our deficit spending will cause our economy to crash. Yet it seems party leaders on both sides of the aisle are more concerned about media-sponsored polls than simply doing what is right. 

“We cannot continue to postpone making the decisions needed to get our nation back on the right track. The longer we wait, the greater the challenges we will face. There is no doubt that the status quo is going to bankrupt our nation. We can prevent that from happening but Washington must have the courage to lead. Unfortunately, today’s bill does not reflect that courage.” 



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