Rooney to Vote No on President’s Request to Increase Debt Limit without Cutting Spending
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today issued the following statement on legislation requested by the President and Congressional Democrats to increase the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion without any spending cuts or budgetary reforms. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill, HR 1954, this evening.
“The President and Congressional Democrats have repeatedly called on Congress to consider a ‘clean’ bill to increase the debt limit by $2.4 trillion with no strings attached. I vehemently oppose any legislation to increase the debt ceiling without significant spending cuts and serious reforms to the way Washington spends taxpayer money.
“We need to be making spending cuts in the trillions, not billions, of dollars, and we need to enact real reforms to the budgetary process, like spending caps or a balanced budget amendment.
“I hope this vote shows President Obama and Washington Democrats that their request for a new line of credit is out of step with the American people, who are demanding that instead we cut up their credit cards and reduce spending significantly and immediately.”