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Legislative News for the Week of July 11, 2011

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Delivers Weekly Republican Address
Where Does the Debt Limit Debate Go From Here?

 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Delivers Weekly Republican Address on GOP Jobs Plan  


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  "Mr. Obama has offered no evidence since becoming president that he wants to restrain the upward trajectory of government spending. He does want higher taxes to pay for significantly higher federal spending. But he wants Republicans to deliver the tax increases, since Democrats couldn't pass them last year despite controlling both chambers of Congress." -Karl Rove


Where Does the Debt Limit Debate Go From Here?  


Do 80% of Americans support tax increases to pay off the deficit?


President Obama and Democrats think YOU do!


"The American people are sold," President Obama said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."


On Friday, President Obama attempted to shift pressure to compromise on a debt ceiling agreement to Republicans by stating that 80% of the American public supports tax increases to pay off the deficit.


The President's statements came after he finished debt-ceiling negotiations for the week giving Congressional leaders a few days to consult with their members on specific terms for a compromise.  The President remains opposed to Republicans "Cut, Cap, and Balance" proposal in favor of a more "balanced approach" with increased revenues (tax hikes) and spending cuts.


The Republican's proposal centers around cutting spending, capping spending in future years, and passing a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. The $2.4 trillion increase in the debt ceiling would take place after the passage of a balanced-budget amendment.




Tell the White House and Democrats that you DO NOT support increasing taxes to fund Washington's runaway spending! 


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Democratic Leadership

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

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Minority Whip Steny Hoyer

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Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn

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Democratic Caucus Chair John B. Larson

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin

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Democratic Policy Chair Charles E. Schumer

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