From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Today, Rep. Andy Harris joined a bipartisan coalition in rejecting the President’s request for a $2.4 trillion debt ceiling increase without any spending or deficit reductions. The vote signifies significant bipartisan support for substantial deficit reductions measures to accompany any debt ceiling limit increase.
“Marylanders sent me to Congress to end Washington’s spending spree – to get the economy moving and build an environment for positive job growth,” said Rep. Andy Harris. “A vote to yet again increase the debt limit without needed spending reductions would simply continue to kick the can down the road irresponsibly and would place the country on a path to financial disaster.”
The debt ceiling has been increased three times during the Obama Administration without any spending reduction measures. America’s debt is now nearly 98% of our total annual gross domestic product (GDP) and is quickly approaching levels at which other countries have experienced their economic collapse.