Bourdeaux Continues Push for Fiscal Responsibility
WASHINGTON — Yesterday, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) held firm on her commitment to put the United States on a path to fiscal sustainability. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Bourdeaux voted “no” on H.Res. 555, the Rule providing for consideration of a package of spending bills, because they were considered prior to the adoption of a budget resolution that stabilizes the national debt. Yesterday, she again opposed a Rule providing for consideration of three additional appropriations bills for the same reason. Additionally, Congresswoman Bourdeaux joined a bipartisan group of members in sending a letter to Senate negotiators, urging them to establish a fiscal commission and include other fiscal and budgetary reforms as part of the bipartisan infrastructure framework.
The letter reads in part:
“In addition to off-setting infrastructure and other necessary investments, we should put processes and reforms in place to get our nation on a path to fiscal sustainability. There are numerous reform options with broad bipartisan support that would be a step in the right direction.”
“Adding a bipartisan fiscal commission and other debt reforms to the infrastructure package would be a crucial step in ensuring we accomplish big things, but do so with the fiscal state of our nation in mind. In Congress, I continue to voice my desire to establish a budget process that puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability before we consider any appropriations bills,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “These bills include necessary, overdue investments, many of which I support, but we cannot lose sight of our nation’s long-term fiscal outlook.”
Congresswoman Bourdeaux released a statement on Tuesday explaining her “no” vote on H.Res. 555, the Rule providing consideration for H.R. 4502, and has continuously voiced her commitment to stabilizing the nation’s debt.
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, an 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.