(Simi Valley) – Dr. Lee Rogers, candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 25th District,
released the following statement about the vote to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the
“Congress is dysfunctional. How else could you describe it? Brinkmanship and repeated
eleventh-hour deals are harming our economy. Last night’s temporary resolution avoids a
default just in time. But the damage has been done. Gridlock has cost America 900,000 jobs.
The two-week government shutdown has shaved $24 billion off our economy. I have little faith
that the current Congress will come to a grand bargain and I’m afraid we’re going to be back in
the same position in January when this temporary resolution expires. Our country deserves
better than a Congress that will bring us to the brink of default, just to prove a point.”
Dr. Lee Rogers is a nationally-renowned doctor specializing in podiatry at Valley Presbyterian
Hospital in Van Nuys, where he co-directs the Amputation Prevention Center. Lee and his wife,
Susan, live in Simi Valley where they are raising their two daughters, Emma and Lily.