Ranking Member Sessions Opposes Debt Limit Increase

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the debt limit increase:

“This measure would increase America’s debt limit approximately $1 trillion while failing to reduce spending by a single penny. And the legislation takes no steps whatsoever to eliminate gimmicks that allow spending above our budget limits. The tax, spend, and borrow agenda in Washington has not worked: wages are down, the workforce is smaller, and our children are threatened with a debt crisis. We must take firm, principled steps to get Americans back to work—without adding to the debt—and to grow the middle class. This clean debt ceiling increase will grow nothing but the debt and will only make life harder for working Americans. I oppose it.”