Alexander Statement on Debt Ceiling Vote

Posted on October 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement:

“I voted against a 14-month increase of the debt limit that took no steps to reduce out-of-control mandatory spending.

“I hope and expect that during the weekend, the Senate Democratic and Republican leaders will recommend to the Senate a short-term funding bill that opens the government and raises the debt limit until early next year.

“Congress should use that time to explore options to reduce the growth of mandatory spending and use some of those savings to reduce the effect of the sequester on the military and other important discretionary spending programs.”

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