Spanberger Votes Against Increasing Federal Spending Level, Objects to Raising Appropriations Ceiling without First Debating Budget Resolution

On the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congresswoman Voted Against a Rule that Would Raise the FY2022 Appropriations Ceiling to $1.506 Trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight released the following statement after voting against a rule on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that would raise the fiscal year 2022 appropriations ceiling to $1.506 trillion.

“As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic and plan for our nation’s continued recovery and future, lawmakers in the majority need to build a budget process that is transparent in its scope. After passing and signing into law major and necessary investments in the American worker, family, and economy during the COVID-19 crisis, it is vitally important that we now discuss our nation’s finances openly before taking an action as important as raising the ceiling on appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year — particularly as the Biden Administration only recently released its proposed budget. I voted against this rule, as I do not believe this process should be rushed or hidden from view — and since first arriving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have been consistent in stressing the need to responsibly manage our nation’s fiscal health as we invest in our country’s success, people, and economy.”

In July 2019, Spanberger voted against a Democratic budget bill, citing the need to address the national debt, increase transparency in the budget process, and chart a path towards a balanced budget.


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