WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, joined over 100 of their colleagues in signing an open letter to the American people, opposing any effort by congressional Democrats to raise the debt ceiling. Last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated Congress will need to raise the debt limit by October or November. Negotiations to raise the debt ceiling have historically been bipartisan, but as the letter states, Democrats control Congress and the White House, and have used this as an opportunity to pass trillions of dollars in unprecedented spending.
“Because Democrats are responsible for the spending, they need to take responsibility for increasing the debt ceiling,” the letter states. “They have total control of the government, and the unilateral ability to raise the debt ceiling to accommodate their unilateral spending plans.”
This letter follows a similar letter signed by 46 Republican Senators earlier this summer, promising no Republican support for any Democrat-led efforts to raise the debt ceiling.
“This is a problem created by Democrat spending. Democrats will have to accept sole responsibility for facilitating it,” the letter concludes.
The full letter can be read below:2021_-_Debt_ceiling_letter