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12:37 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressman Andy Harris Opposed Budget Deal

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Congressman Andy Harris opposed last night’s bipartisan deal that reopened the federal government and extended the nation’s debt ceiling.

The Eastern Shore Republican in a statement that he could not back a measure that would continue spending levels and does not reduce the $650-billion budget deficit.

He also blasted the continuing exemption of congressional members from the Affordable Care Act as well as other “accounting gimmicks.”

In addition, Harris wanted members of the Congress to pay for the full cost of their insurance with no contribution from the federal government.

During a recent town hall meeting in Salisbury, Harris said, he had hoped to use the debt ceiling extension to defund the Affordable Care Act.