Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 325:
"It is time for the House majority to stop playing politics with the American and global economy. The bill we voted on today ensures more drawn out fights ahead. We must instead pass legislation which resolves this debt limit issue for the long term. That is the only way to give businesses and citizens the certainty they need. I refuse to support a bill that delays us from the task of actual debt reduction and job creation."