(Townhall) United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on Tuesday what he calls the “conservative alternative” to the deal recently reached to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default on the nation’s debt. According to the senator’s office, the alternative “will be offered as an amendment to the so-called ‘Fiscal Responsibility Act’ deal and would replace existing language with responsible reforms and necessary cuts.”
Sen. Paul noted on Tuesday that “sixty percent of Americans say Congress should only raise the nation’s debt ceiling if it cuts spending at the same time,” something the Kentucky Republican said he interprets as desire among the American people for “real cuts in spending, not an annual increase of one percent above already bloated levels of COVID-19 spending.”
“Bold actions must be taken to defeat our mounting national debt, and my conservative alternative to the Biden-McCarthy deal gives us a real opportunity to get our fiscal house in order,” Sen. Paul added, hence his decision to put forward “responsible reforms and necessary cuts.
Today I announced the conservative alternative to the Biden-McCarthy debt deal. Bold actions must be taken to defeat our mounting national debt, and my conservative alternative gives us a real opportunity to get our fiscal house in order. https://t.co/BV2Ht9pQfC
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) May 30, 2023
The amendment would remove and replace existing language in the Fiscal Responsibility Act to make the following changes to the legislation: