“Raising Debt Ceiling by $2.4 Trillion
Without Significant Spending Reductions and Reform is Irresponsible”
Washington, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 1954, a bill that would raise the national debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion but without any spending cuts.
“Congress should not raise the debt ceiling again unless it’s accompanied by significant cuts in government spending and fundamental budget reform. The debate over the debt ceiling is just getting started, and in the weeks ahead, we will have a unique opportunity to change the current course and incentives in our nation’s capital to smarter spending and a smaller role for the federal government. For the sake our children and grandchildren, we have to get our national debt under control, and we need to do it urgently.”
The national debt currently stands at $14.4 trillion. Under current projections, the national debt will reach $26 trillion in 10 years.
On Apr. 15, 2011, Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted for a budget that would cut government spending by $6 trillion over the next decade and put us on track to pay off the national debt.