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Aderholt Calls on Administration to Clarify Misleading Debt Payment Default Statements, Protect Seniors, Military

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) and 60 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama urging him to clarify for the American people that even if a debt ceiling agreement is not reached, the United States will not default on its monthly interest payments, or be unable to pay our military and seniors.

"There may be tough decisions ahead, however, the American People deserve the whole truth about this issue," said Aderholt. "Democrats nor Republicans should mislead the public in this regard. To believe the United States will be unable make our debt payments and not continue to pay our military or scaring seniors is wrong and unnecessary. Political posturing is not appropriate, especially when it comes to our seniors. Comments like this will only further damage the good faith and credibility of our Nation. It's critical we work together to do what's best for those we serve, and neither party should misinform the public for the benefit of some political agenda."


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