National Debt

Early in the 1950s, the average American typically made purchases with cash.  If they wanted to buy Christmas presents, they used layaway plans.  (Make the purchase in a store, make a down payment, and then make...
Last week, the House voted on an Omnibus bill that funded the government for the rest of the fiscal year. I voted against this horrible legislation. It went against almost everything I stand for (except strengthening our...
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
I made the following statement in reaction to the release of the Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) last week showing that two new records had been set for inflation adjusted per person receipts by the federal government.
Tomorrow, Congress opens a new legislative session. I am truly honored and humbled to represent the 19th District of Texas and to bring the values of West Texas and Big Country to Washington. Our newly elected Republican...
I issued the following statement following last night's vote in the House of Representatives to raise the debt limit.Our debt is currently $17.2 trillion and will increase to $26 trillion over the next decade if we continue...
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report showing Obamacare will result in 2 million fewer full-time workers.The Congressional Budget Office said the number of full-time...
As early voting kicks off in the Houston city elections, I sat down again with Bill Frazer, conservative candidate for the City of Houston Controller's Office. As the only certified public accountant in the race, Frazer is...
I voted against a deal to suspend the debt limit and provide stopgap government funding. I believe that our current level of debt is dangerous for our economy and a crippling legacy for our children and grandchildren. So I...
As we continue to talk and discuss and debate the issues of the debt ceiling, of the continuing resolution, there are still things taking place in government. Some of them aren’t so good.Just to give a little background,...
It has become popular this political season to call for "Medicare for All", a system of nationalized health care on the Medicare Model. Young Progressives are gaining traction within the Democratic Party with this popular...
Senate leaders announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday that would provide nearly $300 billion in additional funding, a step likely to avert a Friday government shutdown and end a months-long impasse on...
Yesterday, I voted against a deal to raise the debt limit to $19.6 trillion with no ceiling.This budget deal is irresponsible and represents Washington at its worst.It abandons spending caps, increases the nation’s deficit,...
Sadly, the President has doubled down on the same agenda, which in his own words was on the ballot this last fall and was soundly rejected. But this agenda and these policies are not only wrong for America today, they're...
As a fiscal conservative and member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have worked hard to eliminate wasteful and duplicative government programs. Last year alone, the House Appropriations Committee held more than 110...
Today, I released a new video putting our enormous national debt into perspective. As our debt currently stands, it would be equivalent to winning the largest Powerball Jackpot in history every day, for 80 years.
As you know, this past week, Congress passed a measure to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. While I’m relieved the Senate proposal allows the country to pay its bills, that it keeps agreed upon spending...
I quote: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure."It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we depend on financial...
While I’m pleased that Congress moved forward to reopen the government and avoid default, I’m extremely disappointed that the president refused to have meaningful negotiations with House Republicans in the process. I did not...
House conservatives are united in our determination to cut federal spending and stop the out-of-control expansion of our national debt. Unfortunately, for the first time in our history, the president and his political...

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