From the office of:

Harley Rouda

Sending Office: Honorable Harley Rouda
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Deadline for Original Cosponsors: COB Thursday, April 30

Dear Colleague:

While we remain committed to addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our economy during these unprecedented times, I ask that you join me in ensuring that Congress work in a bipartisan fashion to address our long-term fiscal and economic

As our federal debt nears $25 trillion, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget now projects that debt held by the public will exceed the size of the economy by the end of this fiscal year and eclipse the prior record set after World War II by the
year 2023. Although I believe it is critical that the federal government continue to provide comprehensive resources to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, support our small businesses and severely impacted industries, and kickstart our recovery, I also believe
we must eventually address our unsustainable fiscal imbalance that threatens our long-term economic security and could adversely impact future generations of Americans.

That is why my bill, the Fiscal Responsibility and Long-Term Economic Security Act, would:

  • Establish a Joint Select Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Long-Term Economic Security to review our federal fiscal imbalance, analyze potential courses of action, and provide recommendations to significantly improve the long-term fiscal outlook of
    our nation;
  • Require that any formal recommendations by the Joint Select Committee have support from both a majority of the appointed Democratic Members as well as a majority of the appointed Republican Members; and
  • Provide expedited legislative consideration of the Joint Select Committee’s recommendations.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this legislation, please contact Zac Commins in my office at


Harley Rouda

Member of Congress

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Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Budget, Government

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