Ken Buck Stands Against Out-of-Control Spending
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Buck stood against out-of-control spending in Washington. He opposed a 2,232-page Omnibus spending bill which passed the House of Representatives by 256 to 167. The bill was introduced late Wednesday night, leaving members of both parties with less than 24 hours to read and discuss the text before being called to the floor for a vote. The legislation increases federal spending by $143 billion dollars, a number that not only further grows our nation’s debt, but that also sets a disastrous precedent for future appropriations processes.
“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,” said Congressman Buck. “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.”