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September 21, 2011


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) issued the following statement Wednesday after voting against a short-term continuing resolution funding the federal government through November 15, 2011:

“Earlier this year, the House passed a budget that took significant steps toward budget discipline and cut spending to sustainable levels. I supported this budget then, and I do now. This stop-gap measure violates the House-passed budget by falling $24 billion short in cuts originally promised.

“The American people do not have the luxury of violating their family budgets when they fail to make tough choices, and neither should Washington.

“We have a duty to be unwavering in our commitment to get Washington back on the right track and
to protect the taxpayer dollar.

“I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to pass a budget immediately. After 876 days, the political pandering needs to stop. It is time to be honest about the numbers.”


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