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Thune Votes to Prevent Default, Open the Government

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Senator Thune votes to end the partial government shutdown and prevent default. KELO AM file)
Senator Thune votes to end the partial government shutdown and prevent default. KELO AM file)

Washington D.C. (KELO AM) - U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after voting yes on the amended H.R.2775, a bill to end the partial government shutdown and prevent default:

“We fought hard to protect as many Americans as possible from ObamaCare, and that fight doesn't end today, but we're now 16 days into a shutdown and risking a possible default, and Congress needs to end this impasse.  This isn’t a perfect proposal, it’s far from it, but it will ensure that we don’t blow past the default date that’s been set by the Treasury, and it will force Congress to have a broad debate about Washington's dangerous levels of spending and debt, which are hamstringing the economy and mortgaging our children's futures. This debate should be an opportunity to focus on fiscal policies that will actually grow the economy and strengthen the middle class.”

http://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2013/10/thune-votes-to-prevent-default-open-the-government

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