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Rep. Napolitano Votes against Default Plan

August 1, 2011
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) released the following statement after voting against default bill S. 365, which contains deep cuts to critical programs for working families and seniors and sets the stage for future cuts to services, including Medicare.

“This bill makes steep cuts to critical programs that seniors and working families rely on, including possible future cuts to Medicare, in order to protect unnecessary tax breaks and loopholes for oil companies and millionaires.

“We should not be balancing our budget on the backs of those least able to bear the burden, especially when the wealthiest among us have not yet had to make a single sacrifice.

“In recent days, hundreds of my constituents have called or emailed my office to express their opposition to this bill, and with good reason. It is unfair, unbalanced, and a blow to all of the working people in this country who are already struggling to make ends meet.”

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