February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives voted to again raise the federal debt ceiling, allowing the nation to borrow for another year and adding to the existing $17.3 trillion national debt. Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) voted against the debt ceiling increase.
“This would be unsustainable for any Ohio family or business, and it is unsustainable for our nation. I simply cannot vote to mortgage our children’s future to avoid making tough choices now,” Wenstrup said. “We can’t continue spending without any plan to curb our spending addiction and balance our budget.”
In the end, the legislation passed with heavy Democrat support. Wenstrup also expressed continued disappointment that President Obama refuses to sit down with GOP leaders to discuss spending reform.