Bergman votes in favor of debt bill
MARQUETTE — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, voted in favor of the federal debt bill that passed on Wednesday.
The bill will allow the U.S. to suspend its debt limit through 2025 to avoid potential default.
After Wednesday night’s vote, Bergman posted the following statement to his website:
“Let me be perfectly clear — this debt ceiling deal contains more conservative wins than any debt ceiling measure presented since I’ve come to Congress — this includes when Republicans controlled the House, Senate and the White House under President Trump.
“As members of Congress, each day we are faced with tough decisions on how to best represent the constituents of our districts. Today was nothing different. I voted in favor of the bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act to avoid defaulting on our debts and begin clawing away at our out-of-control spending habits. Admittedly, this legislation was not perfect but given the fact Republicans only control the House — this was a good deal for conservatives.
“We didn’t get to the fiscal crisis we are in today overnight, but this is a good first step in fixing decades of poor financial decision-making.”
The final vote in the House was 314-177.
For more information on the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, visit online at congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3746.