Lewis: 'No' to reckless government spending

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Washington, February 9, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1892, a $300 billion increase in government spending that broke the budget ‘caps’ for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019:

“I ran for Congress to get the economy going again by reducing taxes, regulations, deficits and debt. A $300 billion increase in discretionary spending along with hiking the debt ceiling fails on all accounts. There is not a department or agency in the federal government that can’t tighten its belt- no serious observer believes otherwise.

“As I’ve said so many times, the way to get our fiscal house in order is real ‘shared sacrifice’, where everyone has skin in the game when it comes to budget restraint. Instead, we get more of the same DC spending profligacy- ‘I’ll increase your budget if you increase mine’. We should all remember the words of former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen who famously said, ‘the most significant threat to our national security is our debt.’

“Congress needs to listen.”

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