Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn cast her vote against the unbalanced deal to raise the debt ceiling.
"This was a very difficult decision for me," said Congresswoman Hahn. "The last thing any of us want to do is force our country into default. And, we never had to get to this point. We have raised the debt ceiling dozens of times. In fact, I recently voted to raise the debt ceiling without any strings attached just a few days ago. But in order to raise the debt ceiling and pay our bills, we were given legislation at the very last moment with the threat of default looming over us and I refuse to support this "compromise.'
I listened to my constituents, and they overwhelmingly asked me to oppose this deal. Three weeks ago, the people of my district sent me to Washington to protect Social Security and Medicare and get to work investing in our future and creating jobs. The American people wanted a balanced approach. This is not it. I cannot support a bill that asks nothing of millionaires and billionaires while asking hardworking Americans already struggling to sacrifice even more."