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Kansas senators react to debt ceiling

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., reacted to the United States reaching its debt ceiling Monday with both urgency and finger-pointing. "We have seen no leadership from the White House on addressing this issue of grave national concern," Roberts said in a statement. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., was more bipartisan, recognizing that "our national debt is the responsibility of several Congresses and presidents — from both political parties — who have allowed us to live well beyond our means for far too long." Moran added: "It is not a partisan discussion. This is about the future of our country, the standard of living Kansans enjoy, and whether or not there is an American dream to be lived by our children and grandchildren."

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