Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Congressman Flake Votes against Debt Ceiling Hike

Spending Cuts and Enforceable Caps Needed

Washington, D.C. – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today voted against raising the United States debt ceiling from $14.3 to $16.7 trillion because the bill contains no measures to curb the debt’s growth.

“I hope the president now sees that Congress won’t allow a debt ceiling increase to pass without significant spending cuts and enforceable spending caps put in place,” said Flake.


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Congressman Trent Franks on Death of Staff Sergeant Martin Apolinar

June 1st, 2011 - Responding to the news that Army Staff Sergeant Martin R. Apolinar, a Glendale native and member of the Airborne Special Forces, was killed Sunday in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) released the following statement:

"Though I did not personally know Staff Sergeant Apolinar, he is nonetheless directly responsible for the very freedom that I, my two-year-old twins, and millions of other Americans enjoy, as he woke up on a daily basis prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that those of us back home could continue to walk in the sunlight of freedom.

"No words I can express to Sergeant Apolinar's loved ones are adequate to quell the unbearable grief caused by this tragedy, but I hope some solace will be found in the fact that Sergeant Apolinar's selfless heroism is representative of the very best humanity has to offer. Truly, we can never repay the incredible debt owed him."


Congressman Franks is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law. He is also a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he serves on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

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Statement from Congressman Paul Gosar on Debt Ceiling Vote
WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01) released the follow statement after his no vote on H.R. 1954—To implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.

“I was sent to Washington by my constituents with the instructions to rein in federal spending and stop the growth of the deficit. With that in mind, I voted against the bill to raise the debt ceiling. This vote was an important step in our fight to restore fiscal sanity. Earlier this year, the President proposed a budget that would need more than $2 trillion of borrowed money. Tonight, we sent him a message loud and clear—it’s time to get our financial house in order. We now owe over $14.3 trillion in borrowed money, and so we also owe it to ourselves, and our children, to stop the reckless borrowing. This is the time to grow our economy, not our debt. I will continue to support spending cuts and work to create jobs to develop our economy.”


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