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May 31, 2023 | Press Releases

Statement by U.S. Rep. Greg Steube on the House Debt Ceiling Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today released the following statement on the House debt ceiling package:

“I’m a no. While I was originally optimistic about some of the conservative wins found in the negotiated debt ceiling package, I have read the bill, heard from hundreds of my constituents, and ultimately cannot in good conscience vote for this legislation.

House Republicans acted responsibly weeks ago by passing a plan to address America’s fiscal crisis and Speaker McCarthy successfully forced President Biden to the negotiating table. I supported that plan, and I was prepared to support a good-faith compromise.  

But this bill does not go far enough to address Washington’s spending problem. Floridians do not want multi-trillions of new debt added to our $31.4 trillion national debt, and they certainly do not want COVID-19 spending levels to be the norm while Biden’s IRS expansion plan remains in place and work requirements for Medicaid are left out.

While I applaud the Speaker for forcing Democrats to include some conservative wins, I will not be supporting this bill.”