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Congressman Warren Davidson

Representing the 8th Congressional District of Ohio

National Debt

Every dollar the United States government spends in debt is a dollar stolen from the next generation. Our current national debt stands at nearly $20 trillion. That’s over $60,000 per citizen and over $165,000 per taxpayer. 

While liberals in Washington only want to raise taxes, the fact is we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The United States Government took in a record $3.2 trillion in FY 2015. That is more than enough money to accomplish everything the government is charged with under the Constitution. Unfortunately, spending continues to grow and grow, blowing away historical norms and only accelerating faster in the years to come.

This is simple math, and it is unsustainable. Unfortunately, there are too many “math deniers” in Washington. This has to change.​

More on National Debt

March 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) today introduced the Welfare Benefit Reform and Alignment Commission (BRAC) Act which will create a bipartisan, eight-member commission tasked with formulating concrete solutions to reform more than 90 federal welfare programs which cost taxpayers almost $1 trillion dollars a year.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
On overall speech: “I agree with the president’s primary message that America’s best days are ahead of us. The first thing lawmakers must accomplish is to follow through on our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congress passed a repeal in the past, and we should do so again. We must be bold, and not succumb to half measures that keep key pillars of Obamacare or create new programs in their wake.
February 2, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Drain the Swamp Act of 2017, which will require all agencies in Washington, DC to relocate their headquarters outside of the DC metro area. No more than 10 percent of agency employees will be permitted to remain in Washington.

January 24, 2017 Press Release
“The CBO report is not a surprise, but it should shock you. Spending $555 billion more than we have each year effectively means that in order to cover the federal government’s primary mission of national defense, our only recourse is to borrow the money - an absurd proposition. I am optimistic about the opportunity for the substantive change we need with Mick Mulvaney heading the Office of Management and Budget. "We need deeds, not just words. We cannot doom our children and this nation to a future of debt. It is not compassionate to bankrupt America.”
September 28, 2016 Press Release
“I intend to vote ‘no’ on the Continuing Resolution (CR) brought to the floor tonight. Foremost, the resolution continues to fund the government on a fiscally unsustainable path. It continues the trend of what I call ‘math denialism’ - acting as though numbers don’t matter and that we can spend without consequences.