Washington Democrats Vote to Suspend the National Debt Limit & Cut $1 Billion from Israel's Iron Dome
Sep 22 2021
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial continuing resolution to fund the government through December 3, 2021, on a divided, party-line vote. Washington Democrats used the stop-gap funding bill to suspend the national debt ceiling and to remove $1 billion in federal support from Israel's air defense system, known as the Iron Dome. Congressman Rogers voted against the legislation.
"Washington Democrats have been on a non-stop spending spree since the beginning of the year with control of the House, the Senate and the White House. And now that the debt limit is at a record $28.4 trillion, they want the American people to come to their rescue by writing a blank check for the rest of the year, rather than working toward a fiscally responsible plan for the future," said Congressman Rogers. "I strongly oppose this bill and this way of conducting business behind closed doors, refusing negotiations with Republicans who want to work through better ways to address our nation's debt crisis. They are effectively removing the voice of the American people with their exclusive politics."
On Tuesday morning, while simultaneously working to increase spending in the U.S., Democrat leaders announced their decision to block $1 billion from federal support for Israel's Iron Dome.
"A vote for this legislation is a devastating vote against Israel, one of our strongest allied nations. Rejecting U.S. funding for Israel, opens the door to new threats against Israel and innocent civilians," said Congressman Rogers, Kentucky's longest-serving Member of Congress and long-time supporter of Israel. "This vote marks a dark day in our historic relationship with Israel. We have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel in a bipartisan manner for generations, and we must not bow to the liberal exteremists who attempt to demonize our long-held sovereign partnership."
The legislation now moves to the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate for consideration before the fiscal year ends on September 30, 2021.