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Collins Statement on Debt Ceiling Vote

Sep 8, 2017
Statement

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601:

“I am proud to have helped pass the initial, clean bill to deliver immediate aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, the example set by the House on Wednesday gave way to political maneuvering by our friends across the aisle. Today’s bill yoked Harvey relief to fiscal irresponsibility, attaching it to a debt ceiling raise that does not serve America’s future or her people and a continuing resolution that does not provide our military with much-needed resources. I am unable to support a deal that pursues every fiscal policy that conservatives have tried to move away from.”