WASHINGTON — Iowa Congressman Tom Latham released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives considered a motion to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2775, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.
“We were given two horrible choices to pick from tonight. My vote tonight was the vote for the lesser of two evils. I could not support an irresponsible path that risks defaulting on the full faith and credit of the United States. And, I could not risk an irresponsible default that jeopardizes the retirement savings of hardworking Americans and globally undermines confidence in the US dollar. Washington has pushed the nation’s back against the wall – and this is no way to run a government – not even close.
I share the urgent concerns of every responsible American about our $17 trillion dollar debt and the many fatal shortcomings of Obamacare. This was the first round in a long battle ahead. Tonight’s vote in no way signals that this fight is over from my standpoint. I have a 100% voting record on both a balanced budget amendment and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare and I will continue that fight with every tool available to me.”
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