The National Debt

· Has been a leading voice pushing a federal Balanced Budget Amendment to once and for all force Washington live within its means.

· Voted repeatedly for a Balanced Budget Amendment.

· Refused to support a Congressional Pay raise.

· Has refused to accept special Congressional healthcare benefits for Members of Congress, he pays for his own health insurance

· Refused special Congressional retirement benefits.

· Opposed the House Republican Leadership in pushing back against their Puerto Rico debt bailout plan.