Alexander Supports Debating and Voting on ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance Act’

Says bill, of which he is a cosponsor, is “a good way to meet our two urgent goals of reducing spending and meeting our financial obligations”

Posted on July 22, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today voted against the Senate Majority’s effort to shelve the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act,” a bill which Alexander is cosponsoring along with 36 Republican Senators:

“This debt ceiling decision is an opportunity to take a significant step to reduce the debt, and the ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance Act’ put forward by Republicans meets our two urgent goals: to reduce our spending and debt and also meet our financial obligations.”

Today’s vote was scheduled by the Senate Majority Leader to table the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act,” effectively ending consideration of the measure which passed the House earlier this week with 234 votes. The Senate voted to table the measure 51 to 46.

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