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Cartwright Statement on U.S. Debt Ceiling Bill Vote

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the eve of Wednesday’s potential House vote on the U.S. Debt Ceiling Bill. The 99-page Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 can be found here.  

“I’ll vote yes on the debt ceiling deal. There are some items in the bill I dislike. But these are short-term issues. The alternative, allowing Kevin McCarthy to default on the American national debt for the first time since the War of 1812, would do irreparable damage to our economy and our standing in the world. And, as usual, the most vulnerable among us would pay the steepest price. I regret that Speaker McCarthy made this ugly threat, one which history has proven to be unnecessary. We have balanced the federal budget in the past without it, and we can do it again.”