Marino statement on proposed short-term debt limit increase

October 10, 2013

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) issued the following statement in response to the most recent proposal by House Republicans to extend the debt limit for six weeks in order to jump start negotiations with the Senate and the President:

“The House has now passed three continuing resolutions, two bills to go to conference or directly negotiate with the Senate, and 15 different pieces of legislation to ensure funding for critical government programs and operations.  Of those 20 items, the Senate tabled or rejected all but two.

“We have made good-faith attempts to find solutions that work for the American people – solutions that even work for many House Democrats – only to be met with continued rejection.  The refusal of President Obama and Senate Democrats to even talk with House Republicans up to this point has been entirely unreasonable.

“Hopefully this most recent overture by the House to extend the debt limit in the short-term will ultimately bring Democrats to the negotiating table and result in some actual leadership on the part of the President.”