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July 27th, 2011
11:33 AM ET

Rep. Flake: 'We ought to at least have a bill that doesn't get us further down the road'

House Republican leaders were forced to delay a vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling last night after conservative lawmakers expressed skepticism about the bill and the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the the plan would reduce deficits by only $851 billion over 10 years.

Speaker Boehner announced today that he will rewrite his  legislation to ensure that it meets his oft-stated pledge to cut spending more than Congress increases the federal borrowing limit.

Jeff Flake from Arizona, member of the Appropriations Committee, is one of the House Republicans who has come out against the Speaker's bill.

Today on American Morning, Flake joins Kiran Chetry to weigh in on why he is not supporting the bill and to discuss what compromises are necessary in order to secure his vote on a debt-ceiling bill.


Filed under: Budget • Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit
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