Griffin Votes Against Raising the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1954, a bill to implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt:

 “Tonight, I voted ‘No’ to raising the national debt limit and will remain opposed to raising it without serious structural spending reform.  Neither the President nor Senator Reid has a plan to deal with the federal government’s out-of-control spending, but the House does. They should adopt the House’s reforms to save Medicare, reduce spending and encourage private-sector job creation.  I understand the gravity of what is at stake and addressing the root cause of the debt—out-of-control spending—is the only way forward.”

 About Congressman Tim Griffin
Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010.   For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.