David Balat pledges to Reject the Debt

We’re pleased to announce that David Balat, running for Congress in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, has officially signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Balat will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.

Balat, a professional healthcare executive, former hospital CEO and healthcare consultant, joins candidates and elected officials from around the country, including Rep. John Culberson (TX-7), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1). 

Upon signing, Mr. Balat said, “I WILL never vote to raise the debt limit without implementing corresponding spending decreases that puts us on a path to a balanced budget amendment.”

With the 2018 elections just around the corner, the Coalition will reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.

The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. The Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.

More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found at http://www.ReduceSpending.org/reject-the-debt