Labrador Statement on 'Clean' Debt Ceiling VoteWednesday June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho First District Congressman Raúl R. Labrador issued the following statement regarding his no vote on H.R. 1954, which if enacted would have raised the debt ceiling by an additional $2.4 trillion. The final vote was 97-318.
"I have said all along that I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling without substantial and meaningful changes to the way the federal government spends money, such as a balanced budget amendment. The failure of this bill to pass today demonstrated that many on both sides of the aisle agree with me and disagree with the president's call for a "clean" debt ceiling vote."