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Petri On Govt Shutdown, Clean Resolution, Debt Ceiling


Congressman Tom Petri says the House will continue to push legislation that would fund piece meal segments of the federal government while the stalemate continues over defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act. The federal lawmaker from Fond du Lac says they are looking for a more sustainable way of funding the government. He says the goal is to change the way we are spending to ensure we don’t get into deeper trouble. Petri was asked if he would vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government. He says it would depend on a few things including how long it would be for and whether improvements could be made to get the deficit down. He says they shouldn’t give up trying to do their job of trying to put the country on a better path. As for a short term extension to raise the debt limit. He says they have made some progress on the national debt, but should be looking for long term solutions. Petri notes experts say October 17th is not a hard dead line for the debt ceiling, that it’s closer to the end of October or beginning of November. Hear the podcast:

10-7-13 Congressman Tom Petri

Comments 3
steve holzman commented on 07-Oct-2013 06:59 PM3 out of 5 stars
excellent job huffy you asked the questions I had been thinking and he attempted to dance around them. that was one of the best interviews ive heard in a long time,next time ask him about his pension if the American people can afford it great job
Anonymous commented on 08-Oct-2013 09:24 AM3 out of 5 stars
What a worthless hypocrite!!! He's part of the problem. He's done nothing in office besides become rich, bounce checks, not pay his taxes, have mainly foreign investments, and so on. But we can't get rid of him because of all the brainless voters in this district.
Anonymous commented on 08-Oct-2013 10:33 AM3 out of 5 stars
Petri needs to retire, leave Washington and go get a job instead of just being a Republican "stooge". The shutdown is sickening with the House refusing to fund what has already been decided on through the proper channels. If the legislation needs changing it can be done the right way and not by punishing the entire country and every facit of our soiciety just because he didn't get his way.

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