US Rep Shea-Porter Statement on Debt Ceiling Vote

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Shea-Porter released the following statement following today’s house vote on the debt ceiling.

“The debt ceiling should not be tied to any political issue, no matter how desirable the goal may be.  The markets need to believe that Congress understands that the money was spent by the United States, the money is owed by the United States, and the United States will pay its bills and meet its obligations—no strings attached, and no temporary fixes.”