Getting our nation's financial house in order must be a top priority for all members of Congress. With our national debt approaching $18 trillion, it is critical that we make serious and immediate changes to how Washington spends our money. Only by committing ourselves to eliminating wasteful spending can we finally balance our budget and get back on a path towards repaying our national debt.

I will continue to do my part by voting against any budget or bill that raises our federal borrowing authority until we stop kicking the can down the road so that our children and grandchildren are forced to make the choices this generation is unwilling to make.