National Debt

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.
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...
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...
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.
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The number one threat facing the nation, our coming debt debacle and no one seems to be talking about it.
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...
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.
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....
There needs to be some accountability.
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...
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...

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