Saturday, February 19, 2011

Robert Hurt - #2658 - Rep. Hurt Casts Vote for Fiscal Discipline and Restraint

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today released the following statement after his vote in support of H.R. 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, which would fund the government through Sept. 30th at $100 billion less than the amount President Obama requested in his Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The bill passed the House by a vote of 235-189: “The President and Congress’ failure to enact a budget last year allowed spending to go unchecked, crippling our economy with a massive $14 trillion debt and $1.6 trillion deficit, all while leaving our children and grandchildren to foot the bill. “The people of the 5th District made it abundantly clear on November 2nd that we must put a stop to Washington’s reckless spending, and today’s historic vote was another step towards putting our country on a path of fiscal discipline and restraint. Read more......

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