SENATOR SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR COMPROMISE DEBT DEAL

August 01, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement announcing her support of the compromise debt deal proposed by Congressional leaders:

“This compromise achieves four critical things – it avoids a default that could have devastated our economy; it gives businesses the certainty they need to grow and hire by resolving this issue until 2013; it makes significant reductions in our long-term deficit and debt; and it protects Social Security and Medicare benefits. Although this is not the plan I would have designed, and while I remain concerned about the level of cuts still possible to programs that are important to New Hampshire families and businesses, this plan is a compromise and I will support it.”

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