Statement On Senate Republicans Blocking Funding Bill To Lift Debt Ceiling From Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2021
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STATEMENT ON SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCKING FUNDING BILL TO LIFT DEBT CEILING FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
“Tonight, Senate Democrats came together to keep our government open and prevent a shutdown that would devastate our rebounding economy just as we are making a historic comeback. But Senate Republicans blocked this vote, putting us on a dangerous path to a government shutdown and default, and jeopardizing relief to Americans devastated by Hurricane Ida.
Republicans are lining up behind this hugely irresponsible action. Despite the fact that a majority of Americans — including a majority of Independents — support Democrats in their effort to raise the debt ceiling, not a single Republican voted to meet our nation’s obligations, to maintain the full faith and credit of the United States, and to avoid a default that could cost millions of American jobs and throw our economy into a recession.
We cannot build back better for everyday Americans if Republicans willingly cause a catastrophic default and plunge our country into an economic crisis just as American families are getting back on their feet for no reason other than political gamesmanship.”