June 1, 2023

Young Statement on the Fiscal Responsibility Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act:

“This legislation makes modest but substantive spending and budget reforms, and it ensures that the United States will not default on our debt obligations.

“Given that Republicans do not control the White House or the Senate and have only a slim majority in the House, this bill does not go as far as I and many others would like. This legislation is a compromise that should be just an initial step toward addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges.

“Ultimately, if we want to truly tackle our debt and spending problems, we must re-open serious, bipartisan conversations about reforms to the mandatory spending programs that make up two-thirds of the federal budget,” said Senator Young.