Young: Lawmakers must avoid damaging cycle of brinksmanship


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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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