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Bucshon Votes Against Raising the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.-08) today voted against raising the debt limit when it passed by a partisan vote of 219-206.


“Congressional Democrats have been more than happy to pass legislation spending trillions of taxpayer dollars without any input or votes from Republicans in Congress, so they shouldn’t expect Republicans in Congress to help them raise the debt ceiling - especially when Democrats can pass a debt ceiling increase with only Democrat votes using reconciliation,” said Congressman Bucshon. “Today, Democrats in Congress are showing that they are afraid to govern by refusing to actually debate or hold a standalone vote for a $480 Billion debt limit increase, instead “deeming” it passed with a procedural gimmick that denied taxpayers the transparency of a standalone vote that this issue demands. It is disappointing that Speaker Pelosi continues to engage in partisan gimmicks, rather than work across the aisle and go through regular order to address crises facing our country.”