Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby: No Debt Increase Without Reforms

February 11, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today voted against a bill raising the nation's debt limit, citing the lack of any reforms to control federal spending.

Rep. Roby released the following statement after the vote.

"I cannot support a plan that allows our nation's debt to increase but fails to include reforms to get spending under control going forward," Rep. Roby said. "The consequences of hitting the debt ceiling and being unable to pay for already-incurred spending are real, but so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved.

"Washington’s addiction to spending is what built this mountain of debt, and simply piling on more while ignoring the spending problem is exactly the wrong approach."

The bill, which suspends the nation's borrowing limit until March 15, 2015, passed by a vote of 221 to 201.