The number one function of Congress is budgeting and fiscal oversight – only money matters. This year, under Republican leadership with Speaker McCarthy, Congress is increasing the amount of unauthorized spending, the U.S. debt hit $33T for the first time in history with no material solutions legislated as part of the debt ceiling debacle, no budget has been passed, there is a looming government funding debacle with only one out of 12 appropriations passing the house, with two not even passing committee yet, and 4 days remaining.
September 30 did not move on the calendar. Congresswoman Spartz has been warning the Speaker to have a meaningful plan starting last year and proposed some solutions, but unfortunately leadership takes courage to challenge the status quo and corrupt D.C. swamp. Now, we will have to make a correction, at least for the next year, and must start now.
Health Care Legislation
Rep. Spartz testified before the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce to present her health care legislation, focused on promoting competition for value in health care, lowering costs, improving choice, and rooting out fraud and abuse to save promised Medicare for seniors.
Immigration Committee Update
As a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Rep. Spartz testified in last week’s hearing on “Terrorist Entry Through the Southwest Border.” As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border remains a national security issue, Republicans and Democrats must put politics aside and put an end to the out-of-control border chaos to ensure the safety of American families and communities.
Rep. Spartz also questioned Attorney General Garland about intimidation tactics used by the FBI against American citizens in a separate Judiciary Committee hearing this week.
Town Hall in Hamilton County
Full house and great discussion at the Westfield town hall this weekend. Please stay in touch for upcoming town halls later this year.
– Rep. Victoria Spartz represents the Indiana 5th District, comprised of the north side of Indianapolis, Marion, Carmel, Anderson, Noblesville, Fishers and parts of Kokomo. She is the first Ukrainian-born person ever elected to Congress.