WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement after voting against a bill to increase the debt ceiling today:
“Chuck Schumer put us in this terrible box confronted with nothing but bad choices. Democrats ran up an irresponsible amount of debt and they took any structural reforms off the table. Time and again Democrats punted on their responsibility to lift the debt ceiling, which they can do on their own without a single Republican vote. I will not green light their big government socialist agenda, which we know adds billions if not trillions of dollars to our national debt. They have been unsuccessful thus far so now they’re holding farmers, ranchers, patients, and health care providers hostage. I will not condone this behavior. It’s wrong and I will not vote to increase or facilitate the increase of the debt ceiling,” said Senator Cramer.