Minnesota First District Rep. Jim Hagedorn introduced a resolution Wednesday that will direct the Clerk of the House to place a national debt clock in the House Chamber.
Its display would be intended to provide more transparency to the American people and serve as a reminder to lawmakers as they vote on proposals that will increase the national debt. Hagedorn was joined by 19 of his colleagues in cosponsoring the bill upon introduction.
“For the first time in the history of the United States, the national debt has surpassed $30 trillion,” said Hagedorn in a press release. “Moreover, in the one year that President Biden has been in office and the Democrat Party has had full control of Congress, the debt has risen by over $2 trillion. Their radical policies and reckless spending have caused inflation to skyrocket and fueled a national debt increase that has become unmanageable.
“The American people deserve full transparency about this nation’s fiscal affairs, and this resolution will be a strong reminder to lawmakers as they vote on proposals that could put our country further in debt.”