Rep. Westmoreland Weighs In On Budget Battles

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Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), pictured far left.
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In Washington, lawmakers have been temporarily freed of responsibility over Syria, but fiscal talks on Capitol Hill have gotten just as hairy.

October 1 is looming, and if Congress doesn’t approve new spending bills the federal government will shut down.

Furthermore, come mid-October, the debt ceiling deadline will be reached.

If this fight sounds familiar, it’s because it is.

The very same battle over the debt limit was fought in 2011, and the squabble left the U.S. with a downgraded credit rating.

Meanwhile more than 40 House Republicans have backed a proposal that would fund the government while defunding and delaying the Affordable Care Act.

Congressional Democrats won’t buy these demands, forcing House Speaker Boehner to seek help from across the aisle for help.

Joining The Takeaway to discuss the budget battle is Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Representative Westmoreland serves Georgia's third congressional district and sits on the House Committee on Financial Services.