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Perry Battles for Fiscal Responsibility

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Washington, March 22, 2018 | comments
 Congressman Perry discusses his opposition to the recent omnibus spending package with Harris Faulkner on Fox News Channel.
Click here to watch the interview.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott Perry today voted against a 2,232-page, 1.3 trillion dollar spending package that includes record federal spending, and was given to him less than 24 hours ago for review. The bill funds the federal government through the end of the Fiscal Year on September 30.

The bill was released at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday night and was called for a vote at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday. Perry called the timeline “ridiculous.”

“Despite funding a number of important programs, this bill fails to appropriately prioritize border security, health care and immigration reforms, and includes proposals that ensure the status quo for both Planned Parenthood and Sanctuary Cities,” said Congressman Perry.

“This entire process is indicative of what’s wrong in Washington; it’s not what my constituents sent me here to do,” said Congressman Perry. “I care about doing the right thing, and that means thoughtfully evaluating policies that come up for a vote. Unfortunately, this was jammed through at the last second again - it’s unfair to the American People and a terrible way to govern.”

According to a recent report by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, “the federal budget deficit will climb to $1.1 Trillion in 2019 - up from $665 Billion in 2017 - and will hit $1.7 Trillion by 2028.”

“These numbers are staggering, and this bill just added to the problem. We passed tax cuts to help grow our economy - we need to follow through on our promises and deal with the federal government’s insatiable desire for more and more spending,” Perry concluded.

The proposal passed the House 256 to 167 and now goes to the Senate for further consideration.
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