WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) was awarded the 2022 Fiscal Hero Award by Fix the Debt, a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Rep Bourdeaux received the honor in recognition of her steadfast commitment to fiscal responsibility.
“As we work to leave this nation strong for our children and grandchildren, a key part of this effort must be putting our fiscal house in order. We are over $30 trillion in debt, an unsustainable situation that is about to be made much worse as we face rising interest rates and potential economic headwinds. If we do not tackle this crisis soon, it will severely limit both our and future generation’s ability to address other critical issues, such as economic inequality and climate change,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said. “ I am very grateful to be recognized by Fix The Debt and thank the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for their commitment to trying to bring some sanity to our nation’s budget process and practices.”
“With inflation at a 40-year high, the national debt reaching near-record levels, and our major trust funds facing looming insolvency over the next decade, our country faces daunting fiscal challenges,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt. “Addressing our fiscal challenges requires policymakers in Washington who distinguish themselves by their leadership and political courage, and our Fiscal Heroes are doing just that. We applaud our Fiscal Heroes for their commitment to getting our nation on a more sustainable fiscal path.”
Each year, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recognizes policymakers who work to improve the nation’s fiscal situation and fix the budget process. This year, CRFB selected a bipartisan group of 19 Senators and 31 House Members for the annual award. Fiscal Heroes have distinguished themselves by pushing their party leaders to make debt a priority, leading bipartisan efforts to work through policy options to fix the debt and the budget process, taking responsible votes, participating in fiscally focused events, and using their town hall meetings to engage and educate constituents, delivering floor speeches to raise awareness about the issue, advocating to keep tough choices on the table, and introducing legislation to improve the budget process and the nation’s fiscal position.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.