Senate Democrats

Schumer Statement On Speaker Boehner’s Threat To Wage Another Showdown Over Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Tuesday in response to House Speaker John Boehner warning that he plans to force another showdown on the debt ceiling this year, even as House Republicans are violating the spending levels spelled out under last summer’s bipartisan deficit reduction deal:

“It is pretty galling for Speaker Boehner to be laying down demands for another debt ceiling agreement when he won’t even abide by the last one. The last thing the country needs is a rerun of last summer’s debacle that nearly brought down our economy.”