Heritage Action on Reported Debt Deal

Heritage Action for America’s CEO Michael A. Needham released the following statement in response to the reported deal to raise America’s debt ceiling: 

While this deal is moving in the right direction rhetorically thanks to pressure from conservatives, it still falls well short of the standards we have consistently laid out. At its core, the deal still relies on an insufficient level of cuts immediately in return for raising the debt ceiling over $2 trillion. We are skeptical of “super committees” tasked with brokering grand bargains and we are adamantly opposed to committees that are given the authority to raise taxes on the American people and to bring about the gutting of our national defense budget. This deal highlights how dysfunctional Washington has become and we will continue to oppose it as insufficient to the task at hand.

Additional Resources

The Hill: We Can Do Better
Key Vote Alert: “NO” on Boehner and Reid Plans
Heritage Action Announces Legislative Scorecard
Open Letter to Congress: No on Boehner and Reid Plans
Open Letter to Congress: “No” on Debt Deal “Unless”
Heritage Action Statement on Boehner Debt Plan
Key Vote Alert: “YES” on Cut, Cap and Balance
Key Vote Alert: “YES” on the Ryan Budget

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