Senators reject raising debt ceiling without “spending reform.”

Two dozen Republican senators signed one Letter to President Joe Biden noting that they have no intention of voting to raise the debt ceiling unless action is taken to address the nation’s spending problem.

Lawmakers expressed their “complete opposition to raising the debt ceiling without real structural spending reform that will reduce deficit spending and return Washington to fiscal health. It is the policy of the Senate Republican conference “that any increase in the debt ceiling must be accompanied by, for example, cuts in federal spending equal to or greater than the increase in the debt ceiling, or by meaningful structural reforms in spending, such as the Prevent Government Shutdown Act or the Full Faith and Credit Act.’ We intend to continue with this policy.”

America is huge and growing all the time national debt is currently more than 31 trillion US dollars.

“Our country’s fiscal policy is a disaster. Our country owes $31 trillion in debt, a debt level that now far exceeds the size of our economy,” the letter said. “We do not intend to vote for a debt ceiling increase without structural reforms to address current and future fiscal realities, actually enforce fiscal and spending rules on the books, and handle runaway government policies.”

Republicans who signed the letter include Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, JD Vance of Ohio, Eric Schmitt of Missouri, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Braun from Indiana, Ted Budd from North Carolina, Kevin Cramer from North Dakota, Ted Cruz from Texas, Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming, Senator Rick Scott from Florida, Senator Markwayne Mullin from Oklahoma, Senator Mike Crapo from Idaho, Senator Roger Marshall from Kansas, Joni Ernst from Iowa, James Risch from Idaho, John Barrasso from Wyoming, James Lankford from Oklahoma, Deb Fischer from Nebraska, Pete Ricketts from Nebraska, Katie Britt from Alabama and Tim Scott from South Carolina.

Paul has described America’s debt as “the greatest threat to our national security”.

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Laura Coffey

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