WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5305, a bill to raise the debt limit and temporarily fund the government. In response, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote amounted to writing a blank check for President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and the progressive Democrats who are desperate to pass their $3.5 trillion socialist wish list. I cannot support this type of unchecked spending, especially knowing that hardworking American taxpayers have to foot the bill for this irresponsible spending spree.

“In addition to the problematic increase to the debt limit, this bill marks a failure on the part of Democrats to properly fund the government for Fiscal Year 2022. This is only the latest stunning example of the Democrat Majority’s failure to govern. Instead of continuing to push through hyper-partisan legislation that only serves to rally their radical base, the House should focus its energy and efforts on our constitutionally mandated role to pass a budget for the whole fiscal year.

“To make matters worse, at the last minute, Speaker Pelosi bowed to the Progressive Caucus and inexplicably removed our longstanding commitment to Israel to help fund the Iron Dome that protects innocent citizens from terrorist rockets from this legislation. The priorities on display by the Democrats are truly shameful.”


Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.