U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the below statement following his vote against advancing legislation that would raise the debt ceiling:

“Instead of working on clean, bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown, Democrats forced a vote on a bill that ties government funding to a two-year suspension of the debt limit that will enable Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reckless tax-and-spend bill. A vote to raise the debt limit is a vote to co-sign on the Democrats’ partisan and unprecedented spending spree.”