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Thatcher: “A Remarkable Woman and an Extraordinary Life”

Today we join together as Americans, bound by the same love of economic freedom the Iron Lady espoused in Great Britain, to pay tribute to a remarkable woman and an extraordinary life.  The world lost one of the greatest champions of freedom today with the passing of Margaret Thatcher.  Lady Thatcher ushered in economic reforms that rescued her country from troubled times, faced down the enemies of liberty with unwavering resolve, and changed the course of history – and conservatism – with her leadership.  She once said, ‘You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it’ – and this she most certainly did.  Her exemplary life of service, grace and leadership shall be remembered for all of our years to come.

McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President’s Debt Limit Remarks

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s press conference regarding an increase in the debt limit.

“As we face another debate over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, one thing is certain: our nation’s debt crisis cannot be solved if Washington does not stop spending beyond its means. House Republicans remain committed to responsibly lowering the debt burden for every hardworking, middle-class American.

“The national debt threatens the future of our children and grandchildren – and House Republicans will not jeopardize our future because the Democratic majority in Washington wants a blank check for out-of-control spending. The President says he will not negotiate on cutting spending as part of raising the debt ceiling, but he voted against raising the debt ceiling as a United States Senator, saying that to increase the debt ceiling constituted ‘a sign of leadership failure.’ Republicans are prepared to lead and cut the record deficits and debt that we have accumulated over the last four years. We will continue to fight for solutions that will stimulate our economy, not stagnate it.”