Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “No” on Fiscally Irresponsible Budget

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Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “No” on Fiscally Irresponsible Budget, May 3, 2017 | Chris Berardi (202-897-7700) | comments

Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “No” on Fiscally Irresponsible Budget

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

 

“The omnibus bill passed today overspends and underdelivers. This bill is a bad deal for the American people, which is why I voted against the measure.

“The fiscally irresponsible $1.07 trillion in spending for the next six months is $30 billion higher than the caps in the original Budget Control Act of 2011, and none of the spending increases are offset. Additionally, none of the $18 billion in proposed spending cuts in the President’s budget were included in this bill.

“The bill continues to send billions to sanctuary cities which violate federal immigration laws, while providing no funding for the border wall we need to secure our southern border. The bill also includes pro-abortion provisions, including continued funding for Planned Parenthood. Obamacare, a disastrous policy which has driven up the cost of healthcare while decreasing quality of care, continues to be funded. Additionally, the Department of Justice is prohibited from implementing federal law regarding marijuana, turning our country into a sanctuary nation. 

“I will continue to fight against wasteful spending in Washington to make sure Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars are used better in the future.”

 

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