Matheson Backs Chaffetz-Sponsored Cut, Cap and Balance Act

(KCPW News) Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was the primary sponsor of the Cut, Cap and Balance Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night.

But it wasn’t just Republicans in Utah’s delegation who backed it. Blue Dog Democrat Jim Matheson was one of only five Democrats to cross the aisle and support the legislation.

In a statement, Matheson said the bill isn’t perfect, but he thinks it’s important for Congress to address the debt crisis with significant proposals. The bill requires spending cuts, caps and a balanced budget amendment in order to raise the debt ceiling.

It’s unlikely to be brought up for debate in the Democratic-controlled Senate.