Delaney Named Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt

May 26, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has been named a Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt for the 114th Congress. To be named a Fiscal Hero, lawmakers must distinguish themselves by casting fiscally responsible votes, prioritizing the national debt as a top issue and working within their party and on a bipartisan basis to improve the nation’s fiscal future.

In 2016, only 26 Members of the House of Representatives received the award, less than 6% of the entire body. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a nonpartisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path.

In authoring legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure and expand access to pre-k, Delaney has made sure that these programs are fully paid for, a key policy step to stabilize the nation’s finances. Additionally, Delaney’s infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure 2.0 Act (H.R. 625) will reduce the deficit by over $300 billion by growing GDP over a ten year period. In 2015, Delaney introduced a resolution to ensure that the Congressional Budget Office uses macroeconomic analysis to properly measure the budget impacts of legislation.  Delaney is a cosponsor of legislation to reduce duplicative government programs (H.R. 484) and reduce government waste (H.R. 586).

“Reducing the national debt and grounding our decisions in a philosophy of fiscal responsibility is essential to our nation’s future,” said Congressman Delaney. “I am proud to be named a Fiscal Hero because we have to govern responsibly and ensure that we have the resources we need to invest in the future. We can’t have a strong national defense, build new infrastructure, support new science and research or provide benefits to veterans and those in need if our finances becomes unsustainable.”   

“Rep. Delaney has worked through a variety of channels to draw attention and find solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges,” said Maya MacGuineas, Head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “While many lawmakers have chosen to bury their heads when it comes to these issues, Rep. Delaney has shown courage and leadership and has been willing to stand up for what is right for the country - even when it’s not easy to do so.”