Daily Archives: Aug. 2, 2011

Kansas senators split on debt vote

Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran diverged on the Senate’s 74-26 vote today to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Roberts voted for the package; Moran opposed it. Here’s their reasoning:

Roberts

Roberts: “My first priority in voting today was to ensure our country did not default, which could have sent our country into economic chaos at a time when our economy is already on the brink. I will never play roulette with Kansans’ life savings.

“This agreement protects Kansas families and businesses from an even greater economic crisis than we have already experienced while stopping proposed tax increases and cutting $2.4 trillion in run-away government spending. Read More »