The House of Representatives passed another continuing resolution for funding the government since we still have no budget. More Democrats opposed this than Republicans:
On the final vote of 271 to 158, 186 Republicans and 85 Democrats supported the budget extension; 54 Republicans and 104 Democrats opposed it.
Representative Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who is chairman of the Appropriations Committee, stated:
“We will have cut over $10 billion in the span of two weeks. That sets a record. That has never been done before in this body.”
Mr. Rogers must not have gotten the memo that our government’s deficit for February was $223 billion. If the total US debt was $100, this cut would represent less than one penny. I have a problem with politicians who just dance around the issue of our impending economic collapse. Is this what you expected from the new House of Representatives?
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