Babin Supports the Fiscal Responsibility Act
Washington, May 31, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act.
“Tonight, I voted for the Fiscal Responsibility Act,” said Babin. “Given the reality that only one-half of one-third of the federal government is held by Republicans, it is the most significant conservative win since Joe Biden took office.
“These are the facts: Any bill to address the debt ceiling must go through a Democrat-controlled Senate and White House. That means modifications were always going to be required. Considering the urgency, the Fiscal Responsibility Act is far better than the two alternatives:
“I work for the people of Texas’ 36th District, which is home to more petrochemical plants and oil refineries than any other congressional district in the nation. We are the epicenter of American energy. This White House has waged an all-out war against us, our jobs, and the security of our families. The Fiscal Responsibility Act combats President Biden and his environmental climate activists by accelerating energy project permitting and cutting costs. The bill also caps spending, rescinds $28 billion in unspent Covid funds, restarts paused student loan repayments, cuts $20 billion from the IRS slush fund, and ensures automatic spending cuts should Congress fail to pass appropriations bills on time.
“This bill is not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction toward the goal of bringing fiscal responsibility back to D.C. The work is not finished, and the war is not won. The fight for a safer, stronger, and more prosperous union continues.”