From: Citizens for Limited
Taxation and for saving America from unlimited national debt
The U.S. Senate voted today, 51-47, to table the House “cut, cap and
The majority of the Senate voted
to table this bill, to avoid taking this controversial vote.
However, our junior senator, Scott Brown, voted to have a debate, to
face the issue, to begin to solve the debt problem. Massachusetts
voters can be proud for a change; we elected one person to represent
We recall when Sen. John Kerry was
the one vote that killed a House-passed balanced budget amendment in
1997. This makes him responsible for the current debt crisis.
A vote for a balanced budget
amendment would simply send it to the states, where 3/4s of the
state legislatures would have to pass it to put it in the
constitution. So with his vote, Sen. Brown also showed respect for
the states, including ours. Fifty-one senators ran away.
United States Senator for Massachusetts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2011
CONTACT: Colin Reed: 202-224-4543
Brown Statement On Senate
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S.
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) issued the following statement:
"Today we took a symbolic vote on
a balanced budget amendment. A balanced budget requirement is
something we have in Massachusetts, and I think it would be good for
the entire country at a time when we are $14.3 trillion dollars in
debt and it is rising every day. Now both parties need to come
together on a plan that will allow us to avoid default, make
substantial cuts in spending, which is reasonable and bipartisan and
will have a chance of being signed into law. Let’s stop the negative
politics and partisan bickering and get down to work. Time is