WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2014) — U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) on Wednesday released the following statement on the so-called Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act, which would suspend the nation’s debt limit until March 15, 2015.

“As a fiscal conservative, I once again voted against increasing the debt limit. My constituents did not send me to Washington to add to the already out-of-control debt. It’s over $17 trillion, yet President Obama continues to offer the same failed solution: spend and borrow more. Enough is enough. Just today the Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office warned that the U.S. could face a ‘fiscal crisis.’ It’s time for President Obama and Congressional Democrats to listen to hardworking taxpayers and work to cut spending, balance the budget, and pay down the debt, rather than resort to the same failed agenda.

“The American people have had enough of Washington’s fiscal recklessness. Enough piling more and more debt on to our children. American families have done their part to live within their means. It’s time for Washington to do the same and show respect to hard-working taxpayers.”