Nov 3, 2017 Issues: Budget Spending and Taxes

WASHINGTON, DC –  This week, FreedomWorks proudly named H.Res. 564 their Bill of the Month for November 2017, an award given to legislation that promotes less government, lower taxes, and more economic freedom. H.Res. 564, introduced by Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3), reaffirms the importance of retaining the federal debt limit.  The resolution states that “removing limitations on the debt would – (A) inappropriately cede Congress’ constitutional authority; (B) remove a critical check on future increases in deficit spending and the national debt; and (C) potentially exacerbate the already unsustainable fiscal position of the United States, and as a consequence, its national security.”

“It is an honor my legislation was selected by FreedomWorks as its Bill of the Month,” said Congressman Jones.  “It is time that more people recognize the dire fiscal state of this country, and take steps towards reversing its dangerous path.”

The full text of H.Res. 564 is attached.  Cosponsors include Congressmen Ted Budd (R-NC), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Mark Walker (R-NC), and Thomas Massie (R-KY). H.Res. 564 has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means, where it awaits further action.

Congressman Jones has devoted his time in service to sounding the alarm about wasteful spending and the rising debt.  He has consistently voted against raising the debt limit and wasteful spending bills.  He is the only member of Congress to vote against every bloated budget over the past 13 years. Over that time the national debt has grown nearly $13 trillion, over $1 trillion a year.

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