Last week, 35 members of the House of Representatives introduced H. Res. 919, which recognizes the national debt as a threat to national security.

Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) spoke about the reasoning behind introducing the resolution:

“My colleagues and I have introduced this resolution because, with a national debt over $21 trillion, the United States is racing towards a fiscal cliff. We are taking few measures to solve this problem. It is beyond time for Congress to become serious about balancing the nation’s budget and making significant cuts to federal spending. If we do not change our course, we will be responsible for one of the worse catastrophes this nation has ever experienced: the crash of the American economy and the demise of a superpower. We must not let our grandchildren inherit – and experience – this ruinous fate.”

Many of the original cosponsors provided quotes on the predicament that the U.S. federal government is currently in. Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-04) said,

“The American people sent us to Washington to change the status quo and reduce out-of-control government spending. It’s time to deal with our spending problems and balance the federal budget.”

The full press release and various statements can be found here. You can also see all the cosponsors on

Members of both the House and Senate must get serious about reforming spending. After passing a massive spending bill earlier this year, it’s imperative that cuts are made before a fiscal catastrophe hits. We commend these 35 Representatives from across the country for seeing the national debt for what it is: a huge danger.