Sen. Cassidy: Biden Administration Is ‘Only Interested in Driving’ the Debt ‘Higher’

Megan Williams | September 22, 2021 | 11:29am EDT
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)   (Getty Images)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- When asked if the Biden administration would do anything to balance the budget, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said, “No," the are "only interested in driving" the public debt "higher.”

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNS News asked the senator, “The federal deficit through the first 11 months of this fiscal year was $2.7 trillion, and the federal debt is now over $28 trillion. Do you believe President Biden will do anything to balance the budget?”

Cassidy responded, “No, not at all, not interested. They’re only interested in driving it higher.”

According to the U.S. Treasury, the total outstanding public debt on Sept. 20 was $28.42 trillion.

Despite these numbers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pushed the $3.5 trillion spending blueprint through the House in late August, reported the Wall Street Journal. The Democrat victory was a party-line vote, 220-212.

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Due to the bill’s passing, the Democrats will begin the reconciliation process which allows them to pass a “broad package of healthcare, education and climate provisions in the Senate without GOP support, so long as all 50 Democratic senators back it” wrote the Journal.

However, keeping the support of all 50 Democratic senators may prove difficult, as Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kirsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have expressed concerns about the bill’s price tag.

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