U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, issued the following statement after the Department of the Treasury announced that U.S. debt has reached $15 trillion.
"That the United States has reached $15 trillion in national debt reinforces the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which the House is scheduled to consider later this week. Michigan families could never offer a valid excuse for allowing their personal pocketbooks to skyrocket to such an astronomical level, and Washington can offer no such excuses either."
Rogers has opposed a pay increase for members of Congress while the federal government runs a deficit since he was elected to Congress. He also supported a budget passed earlier this year that cut $4.4 trillion while reforming entitlement programs to ensure that they are there for future generations.
Additionally he supported a Cut, Cap and Balance bill, which would have cut $5.3 trillion in current spending, controlled future spending and required a vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He also supported cutting $100 billion in federal spending earlier this year, and voted to cut the congressional budget by 12 percent.