Spending Cuts and Debt
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A diverse coalition of hard-line conservatives and centrist Republicans came together late Tuesday night to nearly deprive the annual 2016 spending bill for transportation and housing programs of the votes to pass.
The measure came close to failing on the House floor in a razor-thin 216-210 vote that could have delivered a blow to GOP leaders.
I voted against the fiscal year 2016 budget proposed by the Republican leadership because it wonâ€™t balance, itâ€™s filled with gimmicks, and ultimately, it will lead to increased taxes and deficits. It is based on invalid assumptions. This is not unprecedented for the budgets crafted in Washington, but the American people deserve an honest, balanced budget and real reforms now.