Lankford Strongly Opposes Raising Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to increase the debt ceiling, which Lankford has been critical of for months saying Democrats should be responsible for their reckless spending

“As I have stated throughout this process, I am strongly opposed to raising the debt ceiling without ever having a conversation about how to stop out-of-control federal spending. This entire process of continued unchecked spending only encourages more unchecked spending. Democrats have already spent over $3 trillion this year and still want to spend another $2 plus trillion. Their vote to increase the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion paves the way for more overspending and more debt in the next 13 months. It is time to get Congress back to actual budgeting that does not put our country into debt. Our nation’s out-of-control spending needs to stop.”

Last week, Lankford voted against the gimmick that allowed Democrats to raise the debt ceiling under these new procedures.

In March, Lankford opposed Democrats’ $1.9 trillion progressive bill masked as “COVID relief.” Lankford also opposed the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure bill” that paved the way for the partisan Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution allowinganother $3.5 trillion in new entitlement spending.