Hoeven Statement After Voting Against Democrats' $2.5 Trillion Debt Ceiling Increase

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Democrats raised the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion.           

“I opposed the fast-track process to allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling, and today voted against their proposal to increase the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion. The Democrats are trying to use reconciliation to pass their massive tax-and-spend bill on a purely partisan basis, without any Republican votes. Democrats can use reconciliation to raise the debt ceiling just as they are trying to do with their massive tax-and-spend bill. Instead of increasing the deficit by $3 trillion, we should be finding responsible ways to control the debt and deficit, which is why I will continue to oppose the Democrats’ harmful agenda.”