Marco Rubio: 'Senate Democrats Continue Avoiding a Real Debt Debate'
On Monday, Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio took aim at the national debt, introducing measures to curb it and reduce federal spending -- including a measure to defund the EPA’s higher water regulations targeting the Sunshine State.
“The Senate Democrat leadership is wasting the American people's time by not focusing the Senate's time and energy on our debt crisis and its strangling effect on job growth,” said Rubio. “If Senate Democrats continue avoiding a real debt debate, we must do whatever we can to highlight needed steps to stop Washington’s spending addiction.”
Rubio’s amendments, which will be unlikely to pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate, targeted $48 billion from discretionary appropriations.
“It’s a generational tragedy that Washington politicians have no sense of urgency to do more about the debt,” said Rubio. “Washington needs to stop killing time as our country plunges deeper and deeper into debt, with crippling consequences for economic growth.”