Vitter to Oppose Senate Deal on CR, Debt Ceiling

Vitter cites Senate Democrats blocking the No Obamacare Exemption for Washington amendment, also lack of budget reforms for reasons he’s a ‘no’

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) will oppose the deal on the continuing budget resolution and debt limit increase being voted on in the U.S. Senate this evening. Vitter made the following comment.

“My No Obamacare Exemption for Washington language has been blocked out by Harry Reid, Barrack Obama and others who want to keep their special subsidy.  But it’s not going away and neither am I,” Vitter said. “This is all about fairness – forcing Washington to live under Obamacare the same way as the rest of America. Once Washington insiders are forced to walk in the same shoes as other Americans, we may start cleaning up this train wreck.”

The legislation being voted on today makes no budget reforms and does nothing to address long-term debt issues. It extends spending levels, and allows for more borrowing by increasing the nation’s credit limit.

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