Congressman Chip Cravaack Issues Statement On Debt Ceiling
In response to continued negotiations to avert a debt crisis, U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN-8) has issued the following statement:
“The House passed a bill last week that would have raised the debt ceiling and avoided default on U.S. debt. Unfortunately, the President immediately issued a veto threat, and the Senate voted to kill the bill on arrival. Speaker Boehner introduced another solution last night, and I am now in the process of reviewing the legislation to determine whether this proposal best suits the people of Minnesota’s 8th District as a path forward to avert a debt crisis, achieve responsible spending cuts, and restrain runaway future spending levels by advancing the cause of the Balanced Budget Amendment – without tax hikes on families and job creators. It is my understanding the Senate has finally developed its own plan – I would encourage the President to do the same.”
Congressman Cravaack serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – where he is Vice Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee – the Homeland Security Committee, and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The 8th Congressional District covers 18 counties in Northeast Minnesota.