Coats Notes: Avoiding Default, Ending Government Shutdown

Senator Dan Coats
2013-10-17 17:59:05
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/co ats_topbanner.jpg> Dear Friend, Thank you for signing up to receive my email newsletter. These newsletters will cover a variety of topics, including events happening in Indiana, legislation being considered in Congress, and my perspective on current issues. My hope is to keep you updated and informed on how issues in Washington may impact Hoosiers. I welcome your feedback. Thanks for reading, Dan Coats _____ Avoiding Default, Ending Government Shutdown Last night I voted for legislation to fund the federal government through January 15, 2014 and raise the debt ceiling through February 7, 2014. The bill passed the Senate 81 to 18, passed the House of Representatives late last night and has been signed into law by President Obama. While I deplored supporting yet another short-term Band-Aid, the only thing worse would have been a continued government shutdown, the United States defaulting on its debt obligations and the elimination of the spending reductions enacted by Congress in 2011. To my great disappointment, once again Congress is kicking the can down the road and ignoring what needs to be done. I have voted more than two dozen times to repeal and replace Obamacare with common-sense health care reforms. Unfortunately, the strategy of the past few weeks failed to sway the President or Senate Democrats on repealing this law. However, as we've seen from Obamacare's disastrous rollout, this law's failures are more than mere glitches, and the fight to repeal it must and will continue. I returned to public service to make the difficult choices necessary to tackle our debt, restore our country's fiscal footing, and repeal the President's devastating health care law. I am deeply disappointed with this short-term result, but my commitment to reducing our debt, growing the economy and stopping Obamacare will not waver. I will be an integral part of the ongoing efforts to address these serious challenges. Stay Connected <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.f acebook.com%2fpages%2fSenator-Dan-Coats%2f180671148633644> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ftwitt er.com%2fSenDanCoats> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.y outube.com%2fSenatorCoats> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fjune-visits-with-hoosiers> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fcoats-tours-countrymark-refinery> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fcoats-tours-posey-county-flood-damage> _____ To unsubscribe please Click Here <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe> Contact Me <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2fcontact%2f> Latest News <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats senate.gov%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/iq trk.gif?crop=15969.11187919.5428629.7189397>
 

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Avoiding Default, Ending Government Shutdown
 
Last night I voted for legislation to fund the federal government through January 15, 2014 and raise the debt ceiling through February 7, 2014. The bill passed the Senate 81 to 18, passed the House of Representatives late last night and has been signed into law by President Obama.

While I deplored supporting yet another short-term Band-Aid, the only thing worse would have been a continued government shutdown, the United States defaulting on its debt obligations and the elimination of the spending reductions enacted by Congress in 2011. To my great disappointment, once again Congress is kicking the can down the road and ignoring what needs to be done.

I have voted more than two dozen times to repeal and replace Obamacare with common-sense health care reforms. Unfortunately, the strategy of the past few weeks failed to sway the President or Senate Democrats on repealing this law. However, as we’ve seen from Obamacare’s disastrous rollout, this law’s failures are more than mere glitches, and the fight to repeal it must and will continue.

I returned to public service to make the difficult choices necessary to tackle our debt, restore our country’s fiscal footing, and repeal the President’s devastating health care law. I am deeply disappointed with this short-term result, but my commitment to reducing our debt, growing the economy and stopping Obamacare will not waver. I will be an integral part of the ongoing efforts to address these serious challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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