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Walden votes against extending debt limit

Published On: Feb 11 2014 05:32:15 PM CST
Rep. Greg Walden

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., was on the losing side of a close, 221-201 House vote Tuesday that sent a one-year extension of the federal government's debit limit on to the Senate.

“I'm disappointed that the president and the Senate refused to negotiate with the House on further cuts and reforms to reduce the deficit," Walden said in a statement issued shortly afterward.

"Previous debt limit negotiations have resulted in historic agreements that reduced spending," the Second District Republican said.

"I stood ready to work in a bipartisan way on another such agreement, but the Democrats have been unwilling to discuss even modest proposals to reduce the deficit,” Walden said.


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