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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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.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Votes for Fiscally Conservative Budget
Washington, DC – Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-02) voted in favor of H. Con. Res. 71- the Building a Better America Budget resolution and released the following statement:
“Today, I voted for the Building a Better America Budget (H. Con. Res. 71) because it represents the fiscally conservative principles that I promised my constituents I would represent.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Praises Passage of The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act
Washington, DC - Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:
“I was proud to vote for the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R. 3354) because it fully funds the military, services for veterans, defunds Planned Parenthood and guts job-killing Obama-era regulations.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Statement on Congress Raising the Debt Ceiling
Washington, DC - Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement in responses to Congress raising the debt ceiling for an additional three months:
“I voted against raising the debt limit because our national debt is already too high. West Virginian families have to balance their budgets each month and the federal government should do the same.
MARTINSBURG — U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-Charles Town, says he’s all ears to hear what his constituents have to say.
To that end, Mooney listened to questions and complaints in a one-hour “telephone town hall meeting “ conducted on Tuesday. Mooney fielded questions from residents living in the 17 counties he represents on topics ranging from health care, to jobs to illegal immigration, to opioid addiction to taxes.
Mooney represents West Virginia’s 2nd District.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Applauds Passage of Financial CHOICE Act
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) voted in favor of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act. This bill repeals many onerous Obama-era regulation that harm job creators and businesses. These regulations were originally enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Financial CHOICE Act passed the House by a vote of 233 to 186.
WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.
“Tonight, President Trump laid out an optimistic agenda that will change America for the better. I am pleased that President Trump is keeping the promises he made to voters in November. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump to bring back jobs to communities that have been devastated by the past eight years of former President Obama,” said Rep. Alex Mooney.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Yesterday evening, Congressman Alex X. Mooney hosted a telephone town hall meeting with XXX constituents from the Second Congressional District.
“Telephone town hall meetings allow me to hear input and answer questions from constituents in all 17 counties, from Harpers Ferry to Hurricane, spanning 343 miles across West Virginia. I appreciate hearing the passion and views from my constituents during our productive issue based discussions.