“NO” on McConnell-Reid Debt Hike Plan

“NO” on McConnell-Reid Debt Hike Plan

In the coming days, the House and Senate may vote on the McConnell-Reid debt hike plan.   There is no substantive difference between McConnell-Reid and a clean debt ceiling increase, which is irresponsible given our nation’s fiscal trajectory. A clean debt limit increase is unacceptable and has already been voted upon and defeated. The McConnell-Reid version of a clean debt limit increase is a non-starter and must likewise be defeated.

Heritage Action opposes the McConnell-Reid debt hike plan and will include it as a key vote in our scorecard.

“SIGN” Rep. Walsh’s letter Opposing McConnell-Reid

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) will send a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlining his opposition to the McConnell-Reid debt hike plan.  The letter is intended to show substantial opposition to McConnell-Reid, which is substantively no different than a clean debt ceiling increase. Such a proposal is irresponsible given our nation’s fiscal trajectory.  The U.S. House has voted upon and defeated a clean debt increase once and they should not vote again. 

Heritage Action urges Members to sign Rep. Walsh’s letter and will include co-signing as a key vote in our scorecard. 

Related Links:
Heritage Action Announces Legislative Scorecard
National Journal: Mitch McConnell’s Escape Route?
Senator Mitch McConnell’s Insufficient Debt Ceiling Plan
Open Letter: “No” on Debt Deal “Unless”
NRO: Debating the McConnell Plan