04.08.11

Burr Statement on Budget Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) released the following statement in regards to the budget negotiations to cut government spending and prevent a government shutdown.

"I applaud my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together to make real spending cuts and prevent a government shutdown. Our national debt has surpassed $14 trillion and we currently borrow 41 cents of every dollar we spend. We cannot continue to ignore the severity of our financial situation and the need to spur private sector job growth in order to get our country back on the right track. "