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House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes yes

Original post made on Aug 2, 2011

Ending weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the federal government into default, a last-minute deal was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday evening (Aug. 1). Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, became one of 95 Democrats who voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011 in a 50-50 split among House Democrats.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 1, 2011, 6:18 PM

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Posted by Disappointed but Proud, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Hurray for Anna! She is intelligent enough to realize that this flawed bill is the best that we can hope for before the deadline. Shame on the bickering, partisan Republicans and Tea Partiers who held the country hostage. They should not play chicken with our country. Now is the time to close those corporate tax loopholes and raise the taxes for the uber-rich. It's for the good of the country.


Posted by Joseph E. Davis, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Eshoo should resign. She is unfit to serve.


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