Calls on Senate Democrats to Offer Credible, Long-Term Plan
(BILL FLORES RELEASE)
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) voted today to cut government spending by an additional $6 billion to help end uncertainty facing job creators. Flores released the following statement regarding the House passage of the three week continuing resolution (CR):
“Today’s vote to cut an additional $6 billion in government spending represents another step the House has taken towards ending uncertainty facing job creators. Since January 5, House Republicans have voted to cut $727 billion in government spending, including the repeal of ObamaCare – yet we won’t stop there. Even though Senate Democrats continue to dismiss common-sense budget solutions to tackle our long-term deficits, House Republicans will continue to pursue strategic opportunities to get these bills to President Obama’s desk.
“Last year, Washington Democrats failed to produce a budget to fund the government for 2011. Last week, Senate Democrats voted down both the first House CR as well as their own CR that was proposed by the Senate Democrat leaders and the President. As Americans continue to watch Senate Democrats reject comprehensive budget solutions while offering no serious plan of their own, House Republicans have adopted short-term measures to keep the government funded, while continuing to cut additional wasteful government spending. If Senate Democrats are serious about deficit reduction and restoring fiscal sanity, then it’s time to put an end to these repetitive stopgap bills and pass the longer-term funding plan House Republicans have approved. The common-sense Republican plan includes spending cuts that Americans are demanding, defunds Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, and keeps the government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year.”