Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608- the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
“At a time when Americans are looking to Congress to lead by example, the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is instead putting politics over the safety and security of the American people and our economy,” said Congressman Lucas. “It wasn’t long ago that a bipartisan and bicameral budget cap compromise was struck between the President and congressional leaders, but unfortunately today, those good faith agreements have been pushed aside by House Democrats to make room for partisan policies.
“The bills included into today’s funding bill spend billions on top of current budget caps, jeopardizes our national security, threatens energy production, and it adds burdensome regulations to the American economy. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s imperative we remain fiscally responsible and prioritize the American taxpayer’s dollar. Congress can’t spend more money simply because we aren’t willing to make tough decisions. The American people deserve a Congress willing to live up to that standard.”