America’s State Legislators to Congress: Hold the Line on Debt Ceiling Negotiation

May 26, 2023 10:34 am


Over 120 state legislators from 32 states are urging Members of Congress to ensure the House reforms of spending caps, work requirements, and permitting reform are a part of the final debt ceiling negotiation. The letter was released by ALEC Action, the 501(c)4 affiliate of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

“The message from state lawmakers is clear: Congress must hold the line on these reforms,” said ALEC Action CEO Lisa B. Nelson. “These are strong first steps on the long road to federal fiscal recovery.”

The letter expresses support for the proposals passed by the U.S. House in April to cap the federal budget at 1% growth annually, roll back wasteful spending from the Inflation Reduction Act, implement work requirements for welfare benefits, and follow through on previously assured permitting reform. Additionally, the letter emphasized the importance of reforming America’s mining, oil, and gas permitting system to ensure energy security.

Click HERE to read the letter.

“The sensible solutions approved by the House are a step toward fiscal responsibility,” the ALEC Action letter states. “Congress owes it to the American people to get its fiscal house in order.”

ALEC Action and its sister organization ALEC have consistently played a leadership role by providing trusted policy solutions to state and local leaders while voicing the perspectives of liberty-minded state legislators to Washington, DC. The organizations have shared numerous federal fixes and state policy proposals aimed at restoring fiscal stability for the American people.

“Congress owes it to the American people to listen to state leaders and get its fiscal house in order. By embracing the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism, we can reposition our country for a prosperous future.” Nelson concluded.

Read the letter HERE.