Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R. 325:
"It is time for Congress to work together in a serious, bipartisan manner to create jobs and strengthen America's middle class. To that end, what our country needs right now is a responsible long-term solution to raising the debt ceiling. It is not responsible to continue to put the full faith and credit of the United States at jeopardy time and time again.
Unfortunately, that is what the House Republicans have once again decided to do. This irresponsible legislation will merely "kick the can down the curb' for three months, setting up another fiscal crisis come May. This bill will also force Congress to vote on an irresponsible Republican budget that only hurts America's seniors and middle class families. This legislation does not relieve the uncertainty faced by American families, small businesses, job creators and our financial markets, and could ultimately be detrimental to our nation's economic solvency. We need to be problem solvers for the American people. Unfortunately, this bill falls far short of that goal.