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Senate Conservatives Defeat Democrat Distractions in Debt Talks

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Location: Washington DC

Today Sen. Rand Paul and many of his Senate Republican colleagues were successful in keeping the Senate Democrat leadership on task to address the pressing issue of our nation's debt crisis.

"My colleagues and I fought hard last week to cancel the July 4 recess and come back in to address and insist we instead debate the biggest threat to our national security: the ever-increasing debt. In return, Senate Democrat leadership attempted to distract voters from the task at hand this week by introducing unrelated legislation - an attempt that was knocked down handily by the resounding calls from Senate Republicans to address the debt immediately," Sen. Paul said.

"Now that we are able to move forward and finally focus our attention on the debt, the only solution Democrats are offering to address this problem is a resolution to raise taxes. While my colleagues and I prepare to discuss transparently the issue of solving our debt crisis and balancing our budget, the Democrats have played their only hand and will now have to answer to Americans on why they would rather raise taxes than implement spending cuts and caps."


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