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Young votes yes, Braun no on debt ceiling bill

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WASHINGTON (Network Indiana) The bill to raise the debt ceiling along with some modest spending cuts is now on the desk of President Biden.

The bill was approved without any amendments by a 63-36 vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. Just like the House, there was both bipartisan support and opposition to it. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana made it clear from the get-go that he was a no-vote, and he stuck to that.

“Here we just have to be smart enough not to spend more than what we take in,” he said before the vote. “Sadly, all the data is there historically, we haven’t balanced a budget since the late 90s.”

He along with several other senators proposed different amendments that were voted down. His would have had incremental spending cuts for every week Congress does not address the debt ceiling in the event of another close deadline like what they have been dealing with in the last month.

Indiana’s other senator, Todd Young, voted in favor of the measure.

“It ensures that the United States will not default on our debt obligations,” Young said in a statement after the vote. “This bill does not go as far as I and others would like. This bill is a compromise that should be just an initial step toward addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges.”

President Biden will address the nation this evening after signing the measure into law.

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Not good June 2, 2023 at 12:11 pm

Imagine my lack of surprise regarding Todd Young’s vote. I’m disappointed in Speaker McCarthy as well. These elected officials are entrusted to responsibly act in the best interest of our Country. This continuation of “kicking the can down the road” is NOT in that best interest. Taking a stand and making the painful choice is what’s needed. There was a time when actual Republicans would explain the pros AND cons regarding actions taken. All I’ve heard Speaker McCarthy say is something akin to what you’d hear from a salesman convincing you what to buy/believe. I believe it’s going to get far worse than we can imagine.

Slacker06 June 5, 2023 at 8:05 am

Of Course Toad Young votes for more of the same. He is RINO extraordinaire. He may as well switch parties. This DC stooge does not represent the Hoosier State. He represents the DC swamp by giving it more money to spend of stupid and unnecessary programs that cannot be found in Article I, Section 8, the 18 enumerated powers of Congress in the US Constitution. Toady is also a blatantly ignores his oath of office. Perhaps the Toad thinks all that money and debt belongs to him. It belongs to the US Taxpayer/Citizen. He is one of the poorest stewards in all of DC because he pretends to be righteous yet stabs The People in the back every chance he gets.


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