Fiscal Responsibility Act Will Avert Disaster, Create Good-Paying Jobs

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus issued the following statement today regarding the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling, the Fiscal Responsibility Act:

“While not perfect, the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling will avoid a dangerous and unprecedented default that would have catastrophic implications for millions of working families across the country. Congress must act swiftly to pass the Fiscal Responsibility Act and send it to President Biden’s desk as soon as possible,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “This bill includes important provisions to update our outdated and redundant energy permitting process, like final approval for the Mountain Valley Pipeline and streamlining the environmental impact statement process, that will create good-paying jobs for the men and women of the United Association. The entire United Association urges Congress to pass this critical piece of legislation to not only create good-paying jobs, but to prevent economic disaster for working families everywhere.”