Tags:FROM REP. HEATH SHULER'S OFFICE
Today [Aug. 1] U.S. Representative Heath Shuler released the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan debt limit compromise:
“Allowing our nation to default on its obligations and jeopardizing the full faith and credit of the United States should never have been even remotely possible. Sadly however, some on the extreme right and left of the political spectrum were more committed to protecting their ideological purity than they were to protecting America’s best interests. That stubbornness has shaken the global financial markets and risked stalling our already fragile economic recovery. Today, at the eleventh hour, we were presented a path forward that ensures America continues to meet its obligations. This path is not the best possible path, but it does move us in the right direction, and to govern is to compromise. I am hopeful that the new Joint Committee will reflect the values of the majority of the American people, not just the partisans on both extremes. I look forward to working with the members of that Committee and members on both sides of the aisle committed to reducing spending and balancing the federal budget.”
The debt limit compromise passed the House by a margin of 269 to 161.