Our Greatest Threat is our National Debt
This week, both the House and Senate passed a budget agreement that I could not support. The plan would add $1.7 to $2.1 trillion dollars to our national debt over the next ten years. To me, this is not acceptable. I ran for congress to help fix the debt problem, not add to it. It is easy for those in Washington to continue with the status quo, making it hard to get to the root cause of this problem-which is uncontrolled spending.
I want to emphasize that I support funding for our brave men and women in the military. They deserve to have the resources, training, and equipment they need in order to do their job successfully so they come home to their families. My record on this issue is clear, earlier this week I voted in favor of fiscally responsible military funding that did not add to the national debt.
As Adm. Mullin said, the greatest threat to our national security is our national debt. We are threatening not only our nation, but the futures of our children and grandchildren who are going to foot the bill for this debt. We cannot continue to put this debt on the backs of future generations.
Watch my full statement on the budget vote here.
After the vote in the early morning hours, I hopped on a plane and went to the Jamestown Starbucks to meet with employees and area residents about issues spanning from tax cuts to higher education. It is great to see companies like Starbucks expand benefits to their employees as a result of the new tax law and to see firsthand how tax reform is working for our communities. I always enjoy listening to the stories of how this new law benefiting the lives of those in our region.
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