Owens Joins Letter Promising No GOP Support to Raise Debt Ceiling

Aug 31, 2021
Congress
Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), alongside 106 Republican members, wrote a letter to the American people, reaffirming their commitment to fiscal responsibility amid talks of raising the debt ceiling, a historically bipartisan negotiation process.

“I am proud to stand with my colleagues in vowing not to increase the debt ceiling,” said Rep. Owens. “With skyrocketing inflation and out-of-control spending in Washington, Americans across the country and Utahns in my district want to see fiscal responsibility restored at the federal level.”

The members write, “Because Democrats are responsible for the spending, they need to take responsibility for increasing the debt ceiling. They have total control of the government and the unilateral ability to raise the debt ceiling to accommodate their unilateral spending plans. Indeed, Democrats have the ability to raise the debt limit through the Budget Resolution by introducing appropriate language in the upcoming reconciliation process (or a subsequent reconciliation). Doing so would not require a single Republican vote and would appropriately require each and every Democrat to take responsibility for their out-of-control spending.” 

The full letter can be found here.

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