Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) released the following statement regarding her vote to disapprove President Obama's request to raise the debt limit.
"Today, I voted against the President's request to once again raise the debt ceiling.
"Raising the debt ceiling is a short-term fix to a long-term problem. We have an obligation to our creditors to pay our debt, but also have an obligation to the American people to live within our means. Continuing to raise the debt limit without corresponding fiscal restraint is irresponsible and will burden future generations with our spending problem.
"This administration's lack of leadership and initiative in regards to the debt crisis is deeply concerning. I came to Washington to be a part of the solution to the problems facing this country and I refuse to kick the can down the road by continuing with the status quo. Another temporary fix is not good enough; we need significant spending reform that will put us on a path toward fiscal responsibility."