Lucas Votes for Passage of the Continuing Resolution
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) today joined his colleagues in passing H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which funds the federal government for the remaining months of Fiscal Year 2011. This bill is the result of an open amendment process, which allows members on both sides of the aisle an opportunity to make their constituents’ voices heard. In unprecedented fashion, the Republican Leadership allowed nearly 600 amendments and countless hours of debate. It passed the House with a 235 to 189 vote.
“Under the previous leadership in the last Congress, we failed to pass any of the regular appropriations bills needed to fund the federal government. The Continuing Resolution cuts at least 100 billion in spending, bringing federal spending for the rest of this fiscal year back to FY2008 levels,” stated Lucas. “The more the government borrows, spends and regulates, the harder it is for businesses to access capital and create jobs. Our economy cannot grow and businesses will not be able to create jobs without these spending reductions.”
“The federal government must learn to live within our means just like American families. Passing the Continuing Resolution fulfills the promise I made to my constituents after hearing their concerns with the 14 trillion dollar debt. We must reduce federal spending, get our fiscal house back in order and continue moving the country forward.”
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