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Vote Alert


“NO” on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution (CR) to fund the government through November 18, 2011.
A more responsible CR can still be made even at this late hour.

September 22, 2011

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “NO” the Continuing Appropriations Resolution (CR) to fund the government through November 18, 2011. Further progress on a more responsible CR can still be made even at this late hour.

Despite the positive addition of $100 million in further offsets to disaster-related Federal Emergency Management Agency funding, this CR continues to fund the government at a level $24 billion higher than the discretionary spending caps agreed to in the House-passed Budget Resolution, which NTU supported.  

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. Following the debt limit deal and in anticipation of the deficit “supercommittee” plan, this is the ideal time for Washington to place a clear marker in favor of reducing deficits through expenditure restraint. That can and should be done by passing a Continuing Resolution with fully offset disaster-relief funding and spending levels in line with those of the House-passed budget.  

Roll call votes on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 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