Here is how Volusia and Flagler County’s Congressional Representatives and Senators voted on the Debt Plan Friday.
Republican Representative Sandy Adams, of Florida’s 24th District supported the Budget Control Act of 2011. She also stated on her web site:
“While this legislation isn’t perfect – and not the one I would have preferred – it gets to the core of our nation’s deep-seated issues: too much Washington spending…This bill is a step in the right direction. It makes immediate spending cuts, enforces caps on discretionary spending and requires passage of a balanced budget amendment for an additional debt limit increase.”
Click here to visit Representative Sandy Adam’s web site.
Republican Representative John Mica of the 7th District supported the Budget Control Act of 2011. There was no statement about the vote on his web site late Friday night, but in an email he stated:
“The House of Representatives action today was vital to avoid a credit default and move Congress a step closer to resolution of the debt crisis. The measure cuts spending, does not increase taxes and requires that Congress send a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment to the states.”
“The Senate and White House must now act to ensure that our nation’s credit is maintained and bring deficit spending under control.”
Click here to visit Representative John Mica’s web site.
Democrat Senator Bill Nelson voted to table the House bill. On Thursday, according to Senator Nelson’s web site, he also presented a Debt Ceiling Compromise that included the following:
- 6-month extension of the debt ceiling
- Immediate $2.2 trillion in 10-year deficit reduction solely from spending cuts (discretionary spending caps, overseas contingency operations, mandatory savings)
- Joint Congressional Committee on Deficit Reduction directed to produce recommendations in six months for an additional $2 trillion in deficit reduction
- Everything on the table
- Fast-track Congressional consideration (up or down vote, no amendments) for Joint Committee recommendations
- Authorization for President to increase debt ceiling in six months through December 31, 2012, subject to disapproval vote by Congress
- Disapproval resolution could be vetoed, Congress could vote to override the veto.
Click here to visit Senator Bill Nelson’s web site.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio opposed tabling the House bill. There was no statement on his web site late Friday about the vote, but in a past statement on Spending, Rubio stated that he would:
“…work to reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy, reallocate the bank bailout program funding to cut the debt, end the stimulus program, require new safeguards against raising taxes, automatically sunset government programs and pass a presidential line-item veto. We must also pass a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.”
Click here to visit Senator Marco Rubio’s web site.