U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of S. 627, the Budget Control Act:
"My constituents want an end to this crisis, an end to the uncertainty, and an end to the cycle of debt that is draining our economy. The Budget Control Act would provide that peace of mind, and I'm pleased that a majority of my colleagues tonight were willing to step up and take the hard vote and send a common sense solution to the Senate.
"The Budget Control Act would immediately avert a default, make nearly $1 trillion in cuts -- more than the debt increase -- control future spending, and hold Congress accountable by advancing a balanced budget amendment.
"It's a realistic approach, and I would hope that Democrat leaders in the Senate will reconsider their opposition, put people before politics, and do what's right for the American economy."