December 16th, 2021
Make no mistake: The debt ceiling is not merely about past spending. It’s about making room for new wasteful spending.
October 15th, 2021
I refuse to green-light these harmful proposals that unfairly target our energy industry, fuel further inflation, impose crippling tax hikes on American businesses, and burden future generations with unsustainable debt.
October 11th, 2021
I recently delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling out Democrats for using their self-made debt ceiling crisis as a political pawn to avoid taking accountability for more reckless, out of control spending that will...
October 6th, 2021
President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that his Democrats might make an exception to a U.S. Senate rule to allow them to extend the government's borrowing authority without Republican help, which could head off an economically...
June 10th, 2021
Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration have embarked on a massive spending spree, placing the burden of the ensuing inflation crisis on American families and small businesses.
October 19th, 2020
The number one threat facing the nation, our coming debt debacle and no one seems to be talking about it.
September 20th, 2018
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...
February 7th, 2018
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...
October 29th, 2015
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,...
January 20th, 2015
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...
October 29th, 2021
The problem seems to be that people do not think that government spending is related to them in any way.
October 14th, 2021
Leader McConnell should have stuck with his pledge to not vote to raise the debt ceiling rather than aiding Democrats in racking up debt to fund tyranny over the minds and hearts of the American people.
October 11th, 2021
Our Democratic colleagues want to continue spending more money, which they know that somebody is going to have to pay back at some time, without any plan or acknowledgement of their responsibility for increasing the debt....
September 23rd, 2021
There needs to be some accountability.
March 9th, 2021
If my colleagues and the leadership of this Congress want to continue mortgaging away our kids’ and our country’s future, having debt clocks in the House Budget and Appropriations Committee rooms is a simple way to confront...
March 12th, 2019
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...
March 26th, 2018
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...
October 11th, 2017
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
October 23rd, 2015
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.
January 6th, 2015
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...