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Blunt Statement on Debt Limit Vote

October 07, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting against an increase in the debt limit:

“Democrats walked the nation up to the brink of economic disaster with their refusal to act on the debt limit for the past several months. The agreement reached to avert a default did two important things. For the first time in nearly a decade, it raised the debt limit by a specific amount instead of just suspending the debt ceiling and allowing Democrats to spend as much as they could during that time. And, it forced Democrats to raise the debt limit on their own without a single Republican vote.

“The purpose of the debt limit is to force a discussion on spending. Democrats are refusing to have that discussion while hardworking Americans are paying the price for skyrocketing inflation at the grocery store, the gas pump, and on everyday essentials. The more debt Democrats pile on, the faster they’ll drive family budgets to the breaking point. Democrats need to face reality and change course.”

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