With an overwhelming House vote, 314-117, the Debt Ceiling Deal bill passed on May 31st and now heads to the Senate.
Here is how the Congress members from Maryland voted on the deal (all seven Democrats voting yes and the one Republican voting no).
Here are statements released from the Congress members that represent Carroll County:
While we should have never been negotiating over something as sacred as our nation’s faith and credit, this deal avoids the most extreme of the proposed concessions. Most importantly, it protects the historic economic progress we have made over the last 2 years. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/6QNJ2iArBX
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) June 1, 2023
To be sure, there are components of this bill which give me real concern and represent setbacks on a number of important policy fronts. However, I believe its passage is necessary to ensure the nation does not descend into an economic freefall.https://t.co/sD9xsAlFX0
— Rep. John Sarbanes (@RepSarbanes) June 1, 2023
Observations and Opinions from The Observer:
- Thankfully the debt ceiling issue will be taken care of and something really bad will not happen (as long as the Senate passes it as they are expect to do before the end of the week)
- The Republicans got taken to the woodshed on this deal and that is why so many Republican members in Congress voted no on this deal.
- Had this deal not passed (or if it does not pass in the Senate) Republicans would likely taken most of the blame and that would have hurt them in the upcoming 2024 elections. I have a feeling that is why they took what they could get and put this issue behind them for now.
- While the Democrats won on this deal…they still had a decent number of members vote no.
Have you own observations or opinions…let me know in the comments (here or on social media).