Sen. Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update on Biden’s Inflation Crisis

October 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released a weekly update on his actions to address America’s debt crisis and rising inflation. In case you missed it, earlier this week, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal emphasizing the importance of Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate working together as they did to pass the recent Continuing Resolution, and uniting behind conservative principles that bring fiscal sanity back to Washington.


In the Wall Street Journal op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Democrats in Washington love the leadership fight in the House right now. It’s pushing Congress toward enacting another massive omnibus spending bill and threatening to squander the victory Republicans obtained last week when, for a change, they acted in a manner consistent with how they campaign.


The normal game plan for the establishment Senate leadership has been to keep everyone—especially fiscal conservatives—in the dark and then cave in to the Democrats at the last minute. Not this time. 



Fiscally conservative Republicans led the effort to keep the government open, deliver urgently needed disaster aid for Americans, and ensure Ukraine aid was considered separately.

In January, immediately after the speaker’s race concluded, a group of fiscally responsible senators started hosting weekly meetings for House and Senate conservatives to discuss how to change the old way of doing things in Washington. 



Senate Republican leadership has allowed massive spending bills to happen every year since I came to the Senate in 2019. While the U.S. population is up 1.8% in that time, the federal budget has grown 55% and debt has exploded from $22 trillion to more than $33 trillion. Prices have also skyrocketed under Joe Biden, up more than 17%. 



If you are as fed up as I am, make sure to hold your elected leaders accountable and tell them to start passing balanced budgets. 



Tell them to work with their conservative colleagues in the other chamber and not to support another massive inflation-bomb spending bill.”


Read Senator Scott’s full op-ed in the Wall Street Journal HERE.


Since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Scott has repeatedly urged action to address America’s debt crisis and the harmful effects of inflation. Click HERE for a comprehensive list of his statements and actions on this urgent issue. 


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