Both Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst voted in support of the McCarthy-Biden debt deal on Thursday night. The entire Iowa delegation — made up of six moderate Republicans — voted in favor of the compromise praised by President Joe Biden.
Ernst said Iowans are “sick and tired” of D.C.’s reckless spending. She blamed the Democrat majority in the Senate and Biden for the bill not being a “perfect solution.”
“But I agree with our entire Iowa delegation that it forces Washington to spend less than the year before, reclaims billions from unspent COVID funds, cuts red tape to increase domestic energy production and adds necessary work requirements for welfare,” Ernst claimed.
Grassley said Iowans are “fed up” with partisanship in Washington and talk about possible default.
“Iowans have to run their businesses and households responsibly and they pay their bills,” Grassley said. “They expect the government to do the same.”
Grassley said “some” of the bill is very good and some are “not so good.”
“But it is a compromise,” he said. “And the best we could hope for in a divided government.”
Grassley said if Democrats controlled all levers of the federal government, it would have been “far, far worse.”