Budd Votes No on Omnibus Spending Bill

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Washington, DC, May 3, 2017 | comments

After voting against the four-month omnibus spending bill, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement:

“Today was not a good day for the taxpayer.  The omnibus government spending bill that I voted against did not reduce spending, did not fund President Trump’s border wall, and fully funded Planned Parenthood.  The fact that an expansion of a guest worker program was also included without debate or hearing only added insult to injury.  Given that wage growth has been flat since 2001, bringing in more low-wage workers to compete with Americans strikes me as misguided. 

The Republican Party has had unified control of the government for only seven of the last 72 years.  We have to start advancing conservative priorities that will grow our economy and disrupt the status-quo in Washington, DC.  This bill did not do that.”

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