Sen. Lee says he will vote no on debt ceiling agreement
May 31, 2023, 7:30 PM | Updated: Aug 13, 2023, 7:57 pm
(Photo Credit: Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — When the debt ceiling agreement arrives in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said he plans to vote no on the piece of legislation.
Lee spoke Wednesday afternoon on the Senate floor.
“It’s a bad deal for America,” he said. “A missed opportunity to confront our challenges.”
Lee says he is against the bill to raise the debt ceiling, saying it missed the mark.
“We desperately need a comprehensive and responsible plan,” he said. “One that addresses the root causes of our physical predicament.”
The Utah senator said he plans to introduce some amendments to the bill to improve it.
However, Lee said he would not delay the process ahead of Monday’s scheduled deadline to raise the ceiling.
- Rep. Moore discusses why he supports new debt ceiling agreement
- Here’s how Utah could be impacted by a US debt default