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Rep. Williams Speaks on the House Floor in Support of Rep. Any Biggs' National Debt Resolution

Feb 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Tuesday evening to speak in support of his colleague, Congressman Andy Biggs’, resolution to recognize the national debt as a threat to national security.


Williams’ remarks are below:

Madame Speaker, the national debt is the single greatest threat to our national security.

“Since 1997, Congress has failed to do its job and balance the budget, and earlier this month the national debt reached $22 trillion. 

“For this reason, I am proud to cosponsor Congressman Andy Biggs’ resolution to recognize the national debt as a threat to national security.

“I commend him for introducing this important resolution in the US House of Representatives, and I also commend Senator David Perdue for bringing it to the US Senate.

“We must no longer rely on routine debt ceiling increases, nor can we risk the devastating effects that a growing deficit will inevitably have on our military and national security agencies.

“In an effort to reduce the deficit and regain responsible spending practices, President Trump has laid out his National Security Strategy that highlights the critical need to reduce the debt through smart, fiscally responsible decisions.

“While it is clear we cannot undo the past, it is also clear that federal spending cannot continue to go unchecked and immediate action must be taken.

“We can no longer defer to future generations to solve our problem and to bear this burden. I will continue to support legislation that cuts unnecessary spending and oppose legislation that recklessly adds to the debt.

“I ask my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get serious support this important resolution.

“It is time we stop writing blank checks and it is time to stop risking the national security of the United States of America. It’s simple – balance your books.

“In God we trust, I yield back the remainder of my time.”

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