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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after voting for passage of The Budget Control Act of 2011 (S. 365):

“From the onset of this debate, we have been working to prevent a default which requires a solution greater than merely raising the debt ceiling.  Americans understand that we need to get our fiscal house in order.  They have demanded that we show we are serious about reining in the reckless spending before giving us the green light to raise the debt ceiling.”

“This bill, while far from perfect, is certainly a step in the right direction.  It saves our nation from defaulting on our obligations while combining real spending cuts with a mandatory vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment.  It cuts deficit spending without raising taxes.  It gives us some direction toward a long-term solution to our financial problems.  We have to do what is in the best interest of Arkansas and America, and this realistic approach should do that.”