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April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) released the following statement concerning his opposition to the $484 billion coronavirus bill that passed the House today:
 
“We are engaged in a bipartisan bankruptcy of this country. We will not heal our communities and put an end to this crisis by throwing trillions of dollars at an economy chained by a government-mandated quarantine.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

For Immediate Release
Friday, March 27, 2020
Contact: Lindsey Curnutte, 202-225-4676

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) has released a statement concerning his opposition to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:

“America is facing a very serious public health crisis that also has the potential to affect the long-term health of our economy.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Contact: Lindsey Curnutte, 202-225-4676

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Ken Buck has released the following statement after voting no on the $8.3 billion spending package for coronavirus response:

December 18, 2019 Press Release

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Contact: 202-225-4676

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ken Buck voted against the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1158) and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865) and released the following statement:

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congress passed a spending bill that disregards our duty to future generations, adding billions more to the debt, failing once again to seriously tackle our nation’s deficit. I voted against this legislation because I believe both parties need to come together and find ways to limit spending on both the domestic and defense side of the ledger. Until we do this, the prosperity of our generation and future generations will be anchored to our ballooning deficit.
June 30, 2017 Press Release
If we can’t get our work done, we shouldn’t be going on recess. Leaving for August recess before we’ve completed our appropriations bills and tax reform will fail to boost our economy and imperil the people’s trust in Republican governance.
April 6, 2017 Press Release
More transparency in our budgeting process is always a good thing. This legislation measures whether or not Congress complies with discretionary spending caps by offsetting any budget increases with accurate, realistic decreases in spending.
January 13, 2016 Press Release
Congress has sat idle for too long, allowing the President to act beyond his authority. With this bill, Congress will be reasserting its Article I power and reining in executive overreach. I encourage my colleagues to become co-sponsors.
December 10, 2015 Press Release
We heard from the Speaker’s Chief of Staff, who told us that our continual reliance on big, bloated omnibus bills steals from Congress 90% of its Power of the Purse. To reassert Congressional power, we need to return to a regular appropriations process with multiple, separate funding bills.
October 29, 2015 Press Release
"This budget deal blows through the debt limit and the spending caps we fought hard to implement in 2011."