Ken Buck Opposes Budget Deal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck voted against H.R. 1314, the budget deal negotiated by Congressional leadership and President Obama. The deal, released near midnight on Monday, was rushed to the floor for a vote on Wednesday. The legislation increases the debt limit without any entitlement reform and adds an additional $80 billion in discretionary spending over the next two fiscal years.
“This budget deal blows through the debt limit and the spending caps we fought hard to implement in 2011,” Congressman Buck stated. “We’re trading short-term spending for the promise of long-term savings.”
Buck continued, “The deal raids the Social Security trust fund to bailout the Disability Insurance Program, a program that needs real reform.”
The bill also extends sequester into 2024 and 2025 to help pay for the increased spending. Other sources of offsets include allowing public airwaves to be used for telecommunications companies and sales of the strategic petroleum reserve.
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.