Central Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says he is cautiously optimistic that a deal struck Wednesday night between Democrats and Republicans to take a comprehensive look at spending will avert another borrowing crisis and government shutdown. The Taylorville Republican said he is placing his hope in a conference committee charged with reigning in the federal budget.
During a conference call with reporters Davis was asked whether the public is fed up with Congress. He said the president, Democrats and Republicans share in the blame.
Davis voted to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government. But he refused to say whether he would do so again if future budget negotiations break down. He reiterated his opposition to the Affordable Health Care Act and said Republicans in Congress will work to curtail the law.
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