Raising the Federal Budget Cap Would Fail the American People

Press Releases · Jun 19, 2019

Washington—Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman in response to top leaders in Congress meeting today with the White House to discuss raising the federal budget cap:

The President and Congress should work to hold to the overall spending cap already agreed upon under the Budget Control Act. To stay under that cap and fully provide for our national security, conservatives should fight for an increase in defense spending paired with lower non-defense discretionary spending.

Any discussions around suspending the debt limit should be a nonstarter and any increase in the debt limit should be paired with spending cuts.