Sen. Cynthia Lummis talks debt ceiling

Sen. Cynthia Lummis talks debt ceiling
Sen. Cynthia Lummis talks debt ceiling(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Apr. 27, 2023 at 6:52 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We spoke with Sen. Cynthia Lummis Thursday regarding the debt ceiling and what we can expect from Congress regarding government spending in the next few years.

“I was very proud of house Republicans yesterday for passing a bill with a very narrow margin that Republicans have in the House. They, nevertheless, were able to pull together and pass legislation that would begin to bend the spending curve over the next ten years,” said Lummis.

Lummis said that the Biden administration had proposed raising the debt ceiling without implementing spending cuts.

However, Republican House Representatives and Speaker Kevin McCarthy pushed back against that raise without addressing our national spending issues.

The U.S. is almost $32T in debt and growing; Lummis said McCarthy will now have an opportunity to meet with Biden to negotiate a response to the debt that Congress is willing to pass.

“The advantage of passing the bill yesterday is it laid down the marker proving to President Biden that he can not just avoid negotiations over the debt ceiling without talking to Republicans and coming up with a bi-partisan response to the needs to raise the debt ceiling,” said Lummis.

We will have more from Lummis about electric vehicles and manufacturing over the next few days, so stay tuned.