For Our Future Statement on Congressional Passage of the Debt Ceiling Deal

Friday, June 2, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to the U.S. Senate passing the debt ceiling bill, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, and sending it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law, For Our Future Executive Director Sky Gallegos issued the following statement.

“President Biden brokered a deal under the most difficult circumstances, averting a catastrophic default and recession that would have cost millions of jobs and serious harm to working families across our country. Through the process, he was able to protect health care, the economic progress we’ve made over the last two years, and his legislative accomplishments that are lowering costs, rebuilding our infrastructure, and creating jobs in the clean energy economy.

“While Republican extremists in Congress failed in their attempt to hold our economy hostage, they can’t be let off the hook. For Our Future is committed to holding them accountable for their cruel and undying efforts to force drastic and damaging cuts to services relied upon by working families and the most vulnerable among us. We also remain steadfast in our locally-focused efforts to support the Biden Administration’s agenda to increase shared economic prosperity, strengthen public education, strive for social and racial justice, and protect our environment.”