Congressman Chip Cravaack Issues Statement On Debt Ceiling

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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.


  1. Don Smith 07/26/11 at 10:41pm

    How will he determine “what best suits the people of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District?)I am told that calls received at his office in North Branch are overwhelmingly against the speaker’s proposal and the Republican position.Maybe he will determine what is best for us by asking his neighbors in New Hampshire!

  2. Fedup in MN 08/1/11 at 7:53am

    The Freshmen senators and Tea Party robots don’t seem to understand that a default by the US Gov’t would be catastrophic. And yes, he is totally clueless about his constituents in Minnesota.

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