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Washington D.C.
Congressman Randy Weber issues statement on Bi-partisan Budget Act
Press Release
Friday, February 09, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. – The House and Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act on Friday, February 9, 2018. Within the Bipartisan Budget Act are provisions to reverse the defense sequester, boost defense spending, provide disaster relief, and more. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:  

“In September 2017, the House sent all 12 appropriations bills to the Senate. In December 2017, we sent a third disaster relief supplemental to the Senate. We are now on yet another Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. 

“We have kicked this can down the road too many times, bringing us to today. Am I entirely pleased with this Bipartisan Budget Act? Far from it. I do not support lifting the debt ceiling, even temporarily. I do not support the massive increases in spending without offsets.  

“Having said that, the inclusion of much-needed disaster relief, as well as the ability to provide appropriate funding to our military, defined my vote. I could not vote against this bill only to return home to a district where tens of thousands of families are still without livable homes, where small businesses are struggling, and where infrastructure is in dire need of repair. 

“Unprecedented natural disasters devastated parts of our nation last year, and Texas 14 is ground zero for Harvey’s destruction. I am grateful we are finally sending relief to areas that have waited long enough. I am also pleased we reversed the defense sequester and are finally providing our military men and women the funding they so desperately need. 

“For our district and for our military, I voted in favor of a bill I never otherwise would support. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the months ahead to craft a budget that does a better job adhering to fiscal responsibility than the one we passed this morning.” 

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