Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act:
"Over the past couple of years, Washington has repeatedly battled over the debt ceiling. President Obama likes to claim Republicans are willing to risk economic catastrophe and deny senior citizens benefits if we do not get our way. Today, we showed nothing could be further from the truth.
Hitting the debt ceiling is a symptom of the failed tax, spend, and borrow policies of the Obama Administration. These policies have also led to the weakest recovery from a recession since the end of World War II. To grow our economy and pay down debt we must cut and reform spending, simplify taxes, stop overregulation, and recover American energy. Recklessly spending money we do not have and piling up even more bills for the next generation to pay is the real threat to the future of this country.
The Full Faith and Credit Act is a small step on the way to achieving long term results. It takes the threat of default off the table and ensures seniors will receive their Social Security payments. If Harry Reid and Barack Obama kill it, we will know who is playing dangerous political games with our economy and the earned benefits of our seniors."
H.R. 807 passed the House 221-207.