Statement from Representative Burchett Following Vote Against Short-Term Spending Deal

September 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) – Today, after the House of Representatives passed a temporary spending package to keep the government open through the end of the year, Congressman Tim Burchett released the following statement:

“Here we go again. We have to stop funding government this way. It’s becoming way too common to pass short-term spending agreements just to get us to the end of the year, and it almost always results in a shutdown of the federal government. Congress fails the American taxpayers by not passing a real budget. We need long-term spending agreements that set priorities and wisely invest taxpayers’ hard-earned money in projects like border security and new infrastructure. I urge my colleagues to pass a responsible, long-term spending bill before this newest continuing resolution expires, and I will continue to use my position on the House Budget Committee to advocate for an accountable government budget.”