Hoyer Statement on Senate Vote on Republican Default Act

For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement tonight after the Senate voted to table the Republican Default Act, which passed the House earlier today with no Democratic votes:

"Now that the Senate has rejected Speaker Boehner's partisan, short-term bill, it is time to come together on a compromise plan to pay America's bills and reduce the deficit. We cannot continue to waste time as we have this past week. I hope my Republican colleagues in both the House and Senate will work with us in a responsible way to prevent our nation from defaulting on its debts and the catastrophic consequences it would have on our economy."

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