Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hartzler: Why I voted against funding the government
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) today voted against using a continuing resolution to fund the government.
“Congress needs to do the work the people sent us here to do,” Hartzler said, “and simply kicking the can down the road is not acceptable. Passing a continuing resolution, even for only a short period, does not advance our conservative values and puts the country at risk, making deeper cuts to our already-besieged national defense budget. According to General Martin Dempsey, we are already funding our military at the ‘lower ragged edge’ of our ability to execute our military strategy. Under this continuing resolution, our military would see funding even further below that ragged edge.”
“Republicans in the House and Senate both have been working diligently to pass annual appropriations bills—the way we should,” Hartzler continued. “However, Senate Democrats’ “Filibuster Summer” has halted all progress towards making sure our government is funded in normal order, and jeopardizes our nation’s future. We must be the voice of the people here in Congress, and the people have spoken. We should be working to advance the conservative principles championed by those who sent us here; this continuing resolution does not do that.”
The Continuing Resolution passed by a vote of 277 to 151.