Spending Cuts and Debt
Congressman Mooney is a member of the House Committee on the Budget. As such, he works hard to make sure that conservative, West Virginia values are reflected in what we spend our money on. He fights to make sure that our monetary policies are sound, resisting tax increases, and promoting fiscal responsibility.
Last year, Congressman Mooney had two energy policy ideas accepted into the House Budget Resolution.
- Congressman Mooney’s first proposal defunded the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining’s harmful stream protection regulation.
- His second proposal defunded the Obama Administration’s proposed ozone standard regulations.
Congressman Mooney is a cosponsor of the Default Prevention Act, H.R. 692. This bill passed was passed in the House in October 21, 2015. This bill is now awaiting action in the Senate.
- H.R. 692 would require the Department of the Treasury to continue to pay the principle and interest on our debt if the US reaches the debt limit.
Congressman Mooney believes that we should add a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution.
- He is a cosponsor of a bill that would start the process of doing so, H.J.Res.55.
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More on Spending Cuts and Debt
Congressman Alex Mooney Statement on Government Funding Bill
Today, The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congressman Alex Mooney voted against the bill and released the following statement:
“One reason I voted against the Omnibus spending bill is it adds over $1 trillion to the national debt.
Representatives were given less than 24 hours to read an over 2,200-page bill. This bill was written behind closed doors without the type of input Americans expect and deserve from their Representatives.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney Statement on State of the Union
Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Donald Trump outlined a conservative agenda to make America safer and stronger. I remain committed to helping President Trump implement our shared agenda to make America prosper again.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Statement on Tax Reform Legislation
Washington, DC - Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following regarding the introduction of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
“West Virginia taxpayers deserve a tax cut so that they can keep more of their hard-earned money. The plan released today will lower rates on taxpayers, including small businesses which are the back bone of West Virginia’s economy.