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For Immediate Release

Mulvaney Statement on Tonight’s Debt Ceiling Vote

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) tonight released the following statement after voting against the latest debt ceiling bill:

“Some see the bill tonight as a great deal. That may be true, but it is not a solution. At the end of the day, Washington’s spending still has us sprinting towards a fiscal cliff. And this bill barely slows us down.

“What we desperately need is structural change that stops Congress from continuing to spend a bunch of money we don’t have. The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act provides that change. It would put a stop to big spending right away. It would also put a cap on future spending and provide for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would change the way Washington works.

“Cut, Cap, and Balance was a good idea two weeks ago, it is a good idea today, and it is still the only solution put forward that cures Washington’s spending addiction.

“Once again, there are good conservatives on both sides of this issue. Some think that this is the best deal we can get. Others think we need more time to push for a balanced budget amendment. I disagree. But I differ with them on strategy, not principle. We all agree that we need to drastically cut spending. I simply thought that this was an opportunity to cut more. That’s why I voted no tonight.”


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