Lee Leads Letter to President Biden

January 27, 2023


Washington, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and 23 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Biden expressing opposition to a debt-ceiling hike without real structural spending reform that reduces deficit spending. The signatories expressed their intention to abide by the policy of the Senate Republican conference, which states that “any increase in the debt ceiling must be accompanied by cuts in federal spending of an equal or greater amount as the debt ceiling increase, or meaningful structural reform in spending, such as the Prevent Government Shutdown Act or the Full Faith and Credit Act.”

The letter reads in part, “Americans are keenly aware that their government is not only failing to work for them – but actively working against them. We do not intend to vote for a debt-ceiling increase without structural reforms to address current and future fiscal realities and manage out-of-control government policies.”

Sen. Lee was joined by the following Senators:

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH)

Sen.  Eric Schmitt (R-MO)

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)

Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC)

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Sen. James Risch (R-ID)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE)

Sen. Katie Britt (R-NC)

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)

For full text of the letter, click HERE.