Sep 7, 2018 Issues: Budget Spending and Taxes

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) accepted the ‘Fiscal Hero’ award from the Fix the Debt Campaign, a nonpartisan organization striving to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. The Fiscal Hero award is given to lawmakers who distinguished themselves by casting fiscally responsible votes and pushing their party leaders to make addressing the debt a priority.

“With America over $21 trillion in debt, the time to make fiscal changes is now,” said Congressman Jones. “The American people are sick and tired of wasteful spenders in Washington, and I don’t blame them. We can no longer turn a blind eye to these issues. The future of our children and grandchildren depends on it.”

“I want to thank Fix the Debt for this honor and for their efforts to slow down the runaway train we call our national debt. I also would like to thank my fellow colleagues who earned this award.  Together we will continue working to rein in Washington’s reckless spending and paint a brighter future for this country.”

In a letter to Congressman Jones from Fix the Debt, Maya MacGuineas announced his selection as a Fiscal Hero: “You have truly stood out among your peers and been a rare voice of fiscal responsibility during irresponsible times. Thank you for standing strong and fighting for our nation's future and bottom line . . . It is critical to recognize the important efforts of members of Congress who work to improve the nation's fiscal situation, and we are grateful that you have not succumbed to the epidemic of fiscal irresponsibility running rampant in Washington, DC.”
The full letter from Maya MacGuineas and Fix the Debt is attached.

Congressman Jones is a leader in the fight to cut wasteful spending and balance the budget.  He has consistently voted against increasing the debt limit, and over the past 14 years, he is the only member of Congress to vote against every bloated federal budget.

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at or (202) 225-3415.