Debt Ceiling Increase 1: Excellent Vote by Freshman Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)!

Senator Deb Fischer

LLPH is proud of the vote that Senator Fischer made against increasing the debt ceiling without any spending cuts. As her race was one of our major victories in 2012, we are delighted that she has made us proud with this vote. We give her a big “HOOAH”! 

Here is Senator Fischer’s statement: 

Since the Senate’s last budget, nearly $6 trillion has been added to the national debt, and we have had four straight years with deficits of $1 trillion or more. The lack of a spending blueprint has enabled more wasteful spending and a massive growth of the federal government.

 

While I am pleased that Congress reached a bipartisan agreement toward passing a budget, I was disappointed that the Senate did not adopt amendments to the “No Budget, No Pay Act” to immediately start reducing our out-of-control government spending. I had initially planned to support the “No Budget, No Pay Act” because I agree with the basic idea that unless members of Congress do their job and pass a budget, we don’t deserve to get paid. Ultimately, though, a number of critical amendments, which I supported to immediately rein in spending, failed and the resulting lack of cuts made it difficult for me to support the final measure.

We encourage her to continue voting for fiscal sanity, more spending cuts, and a balanced budget. Thank you Senator Fischer!

Here is the link to her full press release: http://www.fischer.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=339526

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