May 11, 2023

ICYMI - Chairman Arrington on America Reports

Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined "America Reports" on Fox News to discuss the dire need for spending reforms as Americans are living paycheck to paycheck under President Biden.

Click here to watch Arrington's full interview.

Chairman Arrington on how Americans need the Biden administration to reduce their spending habits: "Six out of 10 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. 45% of Americans say that if they had a crisis that cost $1,000 or more, they couldn't address it. We're in a bad way because of the reckless spending, the failed economic policies - and every American is tightening their belt, they're changing their spending habits. And we haven't seen that from this president or from the Senate. But Republicans have. They've already raised the debt ceiling and they've done it responsibly by coupling it with common-sense spending reforms. And we're asking the president and Chuck Schumer to do the same." Chairman Arrington on Republicans working to prevent a debt default: "We have sent a bill that we had consensus in the House that got 217 Republicans, that responsibly raises [the debt limit], pays our bills, protects the good faith and credit of the United States, and addresses the spending that's created this inflationary firestorm along with a lot of other bad things for this economy, and is jeopardizing the future of our country - our children's future. With respect to debt crisis, we've done that. We haven't seen any response, any counteroffer. And right now, at least, they're at the table talking, but talk is cheap. We need action, and we need it soon, according to the President's own Secretary of Treasury."

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