FreedomWorks Statement in Response to House of Representatives Vote to Increase the Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the House of Representatives vote to increase the debt ceiling, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“The Democrats’ decision to ‘deem’ the debt ceiling hike passed under a rule vote is at best a cowardly way to deal with America’s financial troubles. It’s precisely this type of feckless legislation that Americans cannot stand about Washington, D.C.

"Put simply, voting to increase the debt ceiling without any meaningful spending reform is irresponsible. Worse still, we will be back in the same place as soon as the federal government blows through this $480 billion stopgap measure.

"Congressional leaders must stop playing politics and for once place the economic well-being of our country ahead of unnecessary spending fights. ”