Spending Cuts & Debt

Budget

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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