Roby to back raising debt ceiling

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 29, 2011

No vote on raising the debt ceiling was taken Thursday; however, Thursday morning, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said she backed House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to cut spending in exchange for raising the nation’s debt limit, and avoiding a financial calamity.

Roby, R-Alabama, said that Boehner’s plan, while not perfect, is better than nothing.

“Some people say it’s not enough, and I agree. But I don’t understand how a vote against Speaker Boehner’s plan at this hour does anything to advance our beliefs,” Roby said. “In fact, it does everything to empower more spending and more borrowing that this president wants.”

No vote had been taken on the measure as of press time Thursday.