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Bilirakis Statement on House Budget Vote

October 28, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the House vote to advance H.R. 1314 and increase the debt limit:

“While there are some positive aspects of this Budget Act, the rushed process was flawed and this legislation does not address the major concerns of my constituents and our nation as a whole. As our country faces a significant amount of debt, we must work to rein in spending. After much deliberation, I decided to vote against this legislation. This legislation will raise our debt ceiling and allow an increase of spending – it is not in the best interest of our country.

We must continue our efforts to encourage common sense reforms for a more fiscally responsible budget that will truly help our nation. I will work to ensure that our future generations are not burdened by our unsustainable debt.”