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Liberal Democratic leader says won't back US debt deal
July 31, 2011 / 7:40 PM / in 6 years

Liberal Democratic leader says won't back US debt deal

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - Representative Raul Grijalva, who heads a group of liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives, said on Sunday that he would not back an emerging debt-ceiling deal crafted by Republican and Democratic leaders.

“This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals, and I will not support it,” Grijalva said in a statement. Grijalva heads the 74-member Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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