Walsh Stands Strong on Debt Ceiling Opposition

From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)…

“The whole concept of this Resolution of Disapproval is absurd.”

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) voted present on the Resolution of Disapproval to demonstrate his continued opposition to the Budget Control Act. This is the second time Congressman Walsh has voted present for the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to raise the debt ceiling. Walsh was one of 22 Republicans to vote in opposition of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Walsh stated: “The whole concept of this Resolution of Disapproval is absurd. It’s pure political cover. We should not even be voting on this resolution, but the President has made it this way. I oppose the mere idea of having this vote—a vote to disapprove of a debt ceiling increase, which the President is all but guaranteed. Where was the “Disapproval” with the Budget Control Act in August when it counted? This vote is a complete outrage to my constituents in Illinois and to all Americans.

“I cast my vote opposing an increase to the debt ceiling back in August. The whole idea of this Resolution of Disapproval is a joke and a waste of time. This symbolic vote today is simply a cover for members who allowed the debt ceiling to increase without fundamental spending reform in the first place. I was one of only 22 Republicans who voted against the Budget Control Act from the start, I opposed the first Resolution of Disapproval, and I will continue to stand up against these short-term political gimmicks that are ruining our country.

“I came to Washington to change the way this town does business, but this vote today is just business as usual.”


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