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Congressman Mooney Statement on Debt Limit Vote in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement on today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the debt limit deal:

“I plan to vote against the so-called ‘Fiscal Responsibility Act.’ This watered-down plan continues our country on the path of fiscal irresponsibility.

The pact made with President Biden keeps spending at historically high levels and does not defund the 87,000 new IRS agents, as the new Republican majority promised to do. Government spending has grown 40% since the COVID pandemic began. COVID is over and emergency government spending levels should revert to pre-COVID levels.

I was proud to vote for a good bill, which the House of Representatives passed with the ‘Limit, Save, Grow Act.’ Chuck Schumer and the Democrat-controlled Senate did not bring the bill up for a vote and have been absent during this entire debt ceiling debate.

Unlike the ‘Limit, Save, Grow Act,’ this bill does not have comprehensive permitting reform to support America’s energy production. West Virginians are counting on me, a proven conservative, to hold our government accountable.

The agreement suspends the debt ceiling until January 1, 2025, it is estimated to be at least $4 trillion, and allows potentially unlimited spending. This bill continues the country on a path of ballooning debt and kicking the can down the road.

We must reduce government spending and our debt to preserve this nation for our children and grandchildren. Able-bodied men and women should work to provide for their families. If you take out a loan, you should pay it back. I will be voting NO on this proposal to raise the debt ceiling and urge my colleagues to do the same.

I made a promise that I would fight the fiscal irresponsibility of the Biden Administration and I am keeping my word.”