Alexander Votes Against Adding $9.2 Billion to the Debt

Posted on April 12, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote against the motion to invoke cloture on proceeding to the H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act, that would have added $9.2 billion to the debt over ten years:

“Both Republicans and Democrats want to extend unemployment benefits and make certain that doctors who see Medicare patients are properly reimbursed. The difference is, Democrats want to do it by adding to the federal debt, but Republicans want to do it without adding to the federal debt.”