FACT CHECK: Donnelly Has Fiscally Responsible Record

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REALITY: JOE DONNELLY HAS VOTED FOR $2.4 TRILLION IN SPENDING CUTS:

Joe Donnelly has repeatedly voted to cut federal spending. He has consistently voted against Congressional pay raises, and voted to cut Congressional office budgets by 5%. Donnelly has also repeatedly voted for appropriations bills that have cut federal spending by trillions. [HR 517, Vote #580, 6/27/07; 2011 Roll Call #8]

REALITY: JOE DONNELLY SUPPORTS A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT:

Joe Donnelly supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so that Washington has to balance its budget like Indiana does. [Joe for Indiana Jobs Plan]

REALITY: DONNELLY TWICE VOTED AGAINST RAISING THE DEBT LIMIT:

Donnelly voted against raising the debt limit in both 2007 and 2009. In 2007, Donnelly voted against raising the debt limit by $850 billion, and in 2009, he voted against raising the limit by $290 billion. [S Con Res 21, Vote #377, 5/17/07; HJ Res 43 (110th Cong.) Enrolled; CRS Report, 4/05/11; HR 4314, Vote #988, 12/16/09; CRS Report, 4/05/11]

 

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