U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement following his vote on the U.S. Senate bill to tie Hurricane Harvey funding with a debt ceiling increase.
“Earlier this week, I voted for targeted disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in the House, but I can’t support the Senate’s legislation that piles on more deficit spending, without any effort to shake up the status quo, balance budgets and pay down our debt. The Senate is playing politics with this tragedy. Hoosiers know our nation can’t keep spending money we don’t have. Our kids and grandkids deserve better.”