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“NO” on H.J. Res. 79, the continuing resolution (CR) to make additional appropriations through November 18, 2011.
September 20, 2011
NTU urges all Representatives to vote “NO” on H.J. Res. 79, the continuing resolution (CR) to make additional appropriations through November 18, 2011.
Earlier this year, NTU expressed support for passage of the “Path to Prosperity” Budget Resolution, a plan with many innovative approaches that would help to gradually achieve fiscal sustainability. Unfortunately, with only one appropriations bill having been taken up by the Senate, Congress was once again unable to complete the traditional budget process. Now, the proposed CR would veer from the Path to Prosperity by funding the government at a level $24 billion higher than the discretionary spending caps agreed to in the House-passed Budget Resolution.
NTU shares the sentiment of Rep. Flake, Rep. Lummis, and more than 50 other Members who signed a letter urging House leaders to hold the line on Fiscal Year 2012 spending levels. With the national debt steadily growing and President Obama proposing even more debt-financed stimulus spending, Congress must continue to protect taxpayers by maintaining their focus on reducing deficits through expenditure restraint.
Roll call votes on H.J. Res. 79 will be significantly weighted in our annual Rating of Congress and a “NO” vote will be considered the pro-taxpayer position.
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at (703) 683-5700