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McIntyre to vote against raising debt ceiling


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The US House of Representatives votes tonight on a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. It's not expected to pass, because the measure contains no spending cuts.

Every Republican is poised to vote against it along with some Democrats, like Rep. Mike McIntyre.

During a visit to Wilmington today, McIntyre said the federal government needs to control spending just like the american people.

"I voted against it the last two times," he said. "Plan to vote against it this time, because I think none of us are in a position extend the limit on our own credit cards, and we've got to bring government spending under control. I've long been a proponent of a budget balanced amendment to the Constitution, so that it's not an option. You have to control the spending, and it's time to start that effort right now."

Tonight's vote will come a couple of hours after the stock market closes for the day and a day before the President has invited all House Republicans to a meeting at the White House.

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