Rep. Judy Biggert: Optimistic debt deal will pass. No “blank check” for Obama

SHARE Rep. Judy Biggert: Optimistic debt deal will pass. No “blank check” for Obama

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.”

###

The Latest
Activist and Club 100 founder Andrew Holmes brought this elite group of centenarians out to enjoy a Chicago White Sox game against the Minnesota Twins.
Is it the American thing to do?
Brendan Kelly said there was no evidence of a “clear and present danger” that could have supported denying Robert E. Crimo III’s request.
People who bring violence into a community destroy property values and the spirit of those who have invested in this city.
The teen was driving in the 1600 block of South Farrar Drive when someone shot him multiple times, Chicago police said.