Rep. Allen West: Debt Deal Has 'Principles of Cut, Cap, and Balance'

August 3, 2011 | 7:19 PM EDT
Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) said the new debt-ceiling legislation, the Budget Control Act of 2011, contains the same principles as the Cut, Cap, and Balance bill that was passed by the House but voted down by the Senate in mid-July, and that he voted for the debt-limit increase because of those underlying principles.