August 1, 2011
Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on the Debt Ceiling Agreement
Washington – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the debt ceiling agreement voted on in the House of Representatives. Davis voted in favor of the legislation, which passed on a vote of 269-161.
“I want to thank my constituents for being so engaged and letting me know how they feel. I’ve been as frustrated as they have been. On top of all the things my constituents are worried about today, I regret that we’ve caused them additional concern.
“This agreement was the best of no good alternatives. The bottom line is America must pay its bills. Washington has no business jeopardizing the full faith and credit of the world’s strongest economy or endangering the savings, benefits and lending opportunities of the American people.
“My constituents aren’t interested in political theater—they want us to compromise so that we can solve their problems and get our economy back on track.
“There is much in this bill that concerns me deeply, such as the lack of new revenue from closing tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. However, I am pleased that the measure allows us more time to address our challenges thereby giving us more of an opportunity to stabilize the economy. It also protects Social Security and Medicare.
“Now that we’ve bought some time, we need to refocus on job creation and making sure the American Dream is alive and well for everyone, especially middle class Americans.”