Rep. Phil Roe speaks in Kingsport in this Times-News file photo.
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, announced tonight that he voted against the deal that both houses of Congress passed Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid debt default.
The former Johnson City mayor and local physician released the following statement:
“I am very disappointed the Senate was unable to reach an acceptable agreement. Our crippling national debt is one of the largest threats to American prosperity, and we missed an opportunity to further reduce the size of government and get out-of-control spending in check. I strongly believe that deficit reduction, either through entitlement reform or discretionary spending reductions, must be a part of any measure to raise the debt ceiling."
Read more at the Johnson City Press.