Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) issued the following statement Thursday after voting against H.R. 1473, a short-term continuing resolution funding the federal government through the end of FY2011:
“These $39 billion in spending cuts do not bring us close enough to the fiscal responsibility we need to get our economy back on the path to prosperity.
“We have a duty to be unwavering in our commitment to get Washington back on the right track, but today’s bill does not go far enough in doing that. This is the first continuing resolution brought to the House floor this year that does not achieve the $100 billion level of spending reductions that Republicans had pledged.
“I applaud the Republican leadership for forcing the president to the table during this debate. We must continue to change the conversation in Washington from raising taxes and growing government to limiting government and preserving economic freedom.
“House Republicans know we must keep up the fight to cut spending at the scale we need. We can do better and we must do better.”