PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Representative Massie Votes Against Continuing Resolution
“This Continuing Resolution perpetuates an unbalanced budget, and allows the federal government to spend more money than it did last year”
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Massie voted against H.R. 933, the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until September of this year.
“This Continuing Resolution perpetuates an unbalanced budget, and allows the federal government to spend more money than it did last year,” said Rep. Massie. “I cannot vote for a bill that funds Obamacare and keeps the deficit over $1 trillion.”
This week, Massie along with 29 other members sent a letter to House leadership calling on them to defund the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in the Continuing Resolution. Before the CR vote today, Rep. Massie and others attempted to offer an amendment to strip funding for Obamacare from the bill. House leadership prevented their effort.
Also, in an earlier vote, 15 House conservatives joined Massie to vote “no” in an attempt to keep the unamended CR from coming to a vote on the House floor. In spite of their efforts, the vote to allow the Continuing Resolution to come to a floor without amendments passed 212 to 197. The Continuing Resolution itself passed, 267-151, with considerable Democrat support.