Young: Lawmakers must avoid damaging cycle of brinksmanship




The U.S. representative whose district includes Johnson County said Congress faces another immediate budget challenge that it must tackle without the looming threat of another shutdown.

U.S. Rep. Todd Young, a second-term Republican from Bloomington who represents Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, voted for the debt-ceiling increase this week and called for an end to political “brinksmanship.”

“I voted for a plan to avoid default on our national debt, to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, to create a framework for immediately dealing with our budget challenges, and to tighten anti-fraud measures for Obamacare’s tax subsidies. But this is only the beginning,” Young said in a statement.

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