Earlier this year, President Obama requested to increase the national debt limit to an unprecedented $16.4 trillion. Unfortunately, due to the President's failed policies our national debt now exceeds our GDP. We need to put an end to reckless spending binges and instead reduce spending and restore fiscal responsibility. I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and voted for passage of H.J. Res 2 on the Floor of the House of Representatives. American families must live within their means, it is time that Washington does the same.