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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

June 8, 2017 Press Release

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 These regulations were originally enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.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.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

March 1, 2017 Press Release


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.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

MARTINSBURG, WV. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney hosted a financial services roundtable with business leaders in the Eastern Panhandle to discuss the challenges facing consumers.

January 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Republican Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) has been appointed to serve on the House Financial Services Committee.Congressman Mooney’s predecessor Senator Shelley Moore Capito served on this committee for 14 years. 

April 11, 2016 In The News


In the years following the recession of 2007, families across our country have had to tighten up their budgets to make ends meet. And while today's economic forecast may be brighter for some, many hardworking taxpayers continue to deal with the challenging reality that jobs and opportunity are not returning.

December 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Alex X. Mooney introduced H.R. 3776, the End Government Shutdowns Act. The End Government Shutdowns Act will bring certainty and security to the federal spending process by eliminating the threat of government shutdowns.

July 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Alex X. Mooney spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives Wednesday morning to stress the importance of stronger oversight of the Federal Reserve.

“The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy impacts almost every facet of daily life in America; from grocery prices, to how valuable the money you have in savings is, to the price you pay for home loans," said Rep. Mooney.

July 22, 2015 Video

The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy impacts almost every facet of the everyday American life; from grocery prices, to how valuable the money you have in savings is, to the price you pay for home loans. Despite this enormous impact the Federal Reserve continues to conduct its policy in secret. The Federal Reserve cannot operate in secrecy anymore.

June 25, 2015 Video

The first amendment will help strengthen transparency and oversight at the Environmental Protection Agency by providing $1 million in additional funding for the Office of the Inspector General at the EPA.

The second amendment that Rep. Mooney passed would strike $2 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy and transfer those funds to the deficit reduction account.