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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

May 26, 2021 In The News
Washington, DC (May 26, 2021) – America’s gold reserves would be audited for the first time in more than 60 years if a measure introduced yesterday by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) becomes law. The Gold Reserve Transparency Act of 2021 – H.R. 3526 – backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Money Metals Exchange, and free-market activists – calls for the first true audit of United States gold reserves since the Eisenhower administration.
April 7, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON — Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are wary of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
April 3, 2021 In The News
Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are wary of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But where West Virginia’s lawmakers in Washington see a boondoggle, environmental and clean energy advocates see a boon.
March 12, 2021 In The News
WHEELING — The $1.9 trillion COVID relief stimulus package bill passed by Congress this week was, in U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley’s opinion, filled with bloat and still didn’t include enough money to fight opioid addiction.
March 11, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. House of Representatives approved changes to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure Wednesday with President Joe Biden set to sign the bill this week.
February 27, 2021 In The News
Washington: The US, the world's largest economy, owes India $216 billion in loan as the country's debt grows to a record $29 trillion, an American lawmaker has said, cautioning the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan.
February 27, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Friday that Congress should “go big or go home” on the federal pandemic stimulus package, breaking with opposition to the plan from within his own party. “We have tried to underspend and undersize what was really needed to get over the top of the mountain,” he told reporters at his coronavirus briefing. “You got a lot of people across this nation who are really hurting.”
March 22, 2018 Press Release

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. 

January 31, 2018 Press Release

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.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

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.