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Fri October 4, 2013
Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default
Kentucky's 3rd District U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth believes House Speaker John Boehner could bring a quick end to the partial government shutdown that began Tuesday. The Jefferson County Democrat appeared Thursday on Insight Cable’s Pure Politics.
“There’s only one way that this impasse can be avoided and that’s if Speaker Boehner decides that he can rely on democratic votes and combined with republican votes to get the government functioning again and also to defaulting on our debts as a nation which will happen in a couple of weeks if we don’t act," said Yarmuth.
Yarmuth said the continuing resolutions House Republicans have been approving to fund parts of the government are a waste of time.