Callaway county reps vote for budget, debt deal

All three Callaway County congressional representatives voted for the compromise U.S. Budget Control Act of 2011 that cut $2 trillion from the federal budget and averted a debt default by raising the debt limit.

Voting for the proposal in the U.S. House was Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth. In the U.S. Senate, both Republican Sen. Roy Blunt and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill voted for the bill.

Luetkemeyer, who represents Callaway County in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he voted for the proposal that “will cut and cap out-of-control government spending without raising taxes.”

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