Continuing Resolution Passes House

Washington, Mar 8, 2013 - On Wednesday, I voted to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding for federal government operations through September 30, 2013. I supported this action in order to avoid a government shutdown on March 27th, which would greatly impact thousands of seniors, military families, veterans, and taxpayers in the 31st District.
While passage of this legislation was a necessary step, it does not replace the need for Congress and the Administration to come together to solve our nation’s budget challenges in a responsible way. The federal government is still operating under the President’s sequestration order, which cuts essential services while leaving in place billions of taxpayer dollars for unnecessary or wasteful projects and programs. I have voted twice to replace the sequester with common-sense spending reductions and reforms that will save billions of taxpayer dollars and preserve vital programs and services without raising taxes on hard-working Inland Empire families.
Getting our nation on a fiscally sustainable path is required to avoid the across-the-board sequestration which will only hinder our ability to preserve our tepid economic recovery, job growth and protect vital services to our most vulnerable citizens. I remain committed to working with all sides to replace the sequester as soon as possible in order to avoid any negative impacts to our communities, our seniors, our schools and our veterans.
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