Statement of U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert on Debt Reduction Deal
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) today issued the following statement after Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a proposal to cut spending and avert a default:
“We haven’t yet been able to review all the final details, but I’ve spoken with the Speaker, and I’m optimistic that the deal announced tonight can win my support, and that of a majority of my colleagues. No compromise is perfect, but this framework would stop a default, substantially cut spending, and hold Congress and the President accountable for spending decisions down the road. Most importantly, it doesn’t raise taxes. When this conversation began, the President wanted a blank check. Then he wanted higher taxes. Today, we’re talking about how much to cut, and that’s the conversation that will get this economy back on a strong, sustainable path.
“I look forward to meeting with my colleagues tomorrow to go over the final details of the agreement, and hopefully send it to the President.”