Scott Looks to Tackle Debt Ceiling with Speaker McCarthy

Scott Looks to Tackle Debt Ceiling with Speaker McCarthy

Scott is looking for structural spending reform.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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January 17, 2023

The debt ceiling has been a high priority for Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) as he is trying to maintain the original agreement made among Senate Republicans in 2021: “any action on the debt ceiling be accompanied by significant, structural spending reform,” according to a Sen. Scott press release.

One of the main concerns of Scott since being elected to the Senate has been the national debt and the large amount of government allocation that Scott has declared as “reckless spending,” and wishes to “bring back fiscal sanity to the federal government.”

“In April 2021, the Senate Republican Conference unanimously adopted my proposed amendment to our rules and committed to only raise the debt ceiling if also securing significant, structural spending reform. A day of reckoning is coming. It’s long past time for Washington to end the reckless spending of taxpayer dollars and start living within its means,” writes Scott.

He would go on to mention that with the House Republican’s help and their newfound majority, he might be able to accomplish what he’s been aiming to do.

“I’ll be fighting with every tool at my disposal to enforce this rule that every Republican in the Senate agreed to follow. I look forward to working with House Republicans so we can stop caving to the Democrats, finally end Biden’s raging inflation crisis and bring fiscal sanity back to Washington,” stated Scott.

Sen. Scott also tweeted at Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in support of the common goal amongst Republicans to tackle this issue.

“Glad to hear @SpeakerMcCarthy is sending a clear message about the debt ceiling. We can't keep driving up our federal debt with reckless spending. Republicans MUST STAND STRONG against any & all attempts to raise the debt ceiling without a plan to get our fiscal house in order,” tweeted Scott.

Although Republicans have a slight majority in the House, there is still the possibility to get some work done.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a junior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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