Cuomo: Debt Ceiling Deal Will Be Worked Out Before Deadline

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he remains hopeful that President Barack Obama and Congress will resolve their differences over the debt ceiling, and that a default that could harm New York and other states won’t occur.

Cuomo said he's not making contingency plans for New York State in case lawmakers in Washington, D.C., fail to raise the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline because he thinks there will be an agreement ahead of time.

"I believe it will be worked out when it has to be worked out," Cuomo said. "Because the deadline forces resolution."

Cuomo refused to be drawn into national politics, saying he's not assigning "blame" to any of the factions in the dispute.

The governor’s comments come one day after State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli began expressing concern about potential damage to the state’s massive pension fund, and the tightly balanced state budget, if there’s a federal debt default.


More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]


This title is mis-leading. What he said isn't accurately reflected in the title - not what I expect from WNYC.

Jul. 29 2011 10:52 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by