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(Washington, D.C.)– U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following statement after both the Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh.) and Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) released new debt limit increase plans.

"If anybody knows how useless new commissions are in the face of crisis, it’s Louisianians," Vitter said. "The new plans released by both the House and Senate leadership call for a deficit commission but don’t adequately address the long-term debt crisis. In the past three decades, we’ve had 17 commissions and $13 trillion in new debt. Without a real solution to the debt they’re just inviting a downgrade to America’s credit rating.

"I've said all along Washington needs a systemic change to its wasteful spending culture, but these new proposals merely prolong the endless spending and could lead to new tax hikes. The best plan to put us back on a path to prosperity is the Cut, Cap and Balance

 plan, and I'll be working to revive the bill."