May 3, 2017

Washington, DC (May 3, 2017) Congressman Steve Pearce today voted against, H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

“It’s truly unfortunate that the House was unable to produce a budget plan that adequately supports the policies and priorities of the people who elected us to get the job done. Once again, a budget deal was made based on the politics in Washington, not determined by the livelihoods of the people it affects each day. This budget fails to uphold the rights and liberties of American taxpayers by eliminating over 100 policy positions that the House fought to include in the 2015 budget,” stated Rep. Pearce.

Rep. Pearce continued to state, “As I have said before, we must gain control of our nation’s frivolous spending habits so we can once and for all tackle our nation’s growing debt crisis. We have significant work to do to set our State and national economies back on the right track. For me, this means ensuring New Mexico has the budget certainty it needs and deserves. This bill was not the answer.”

H.R. 244 passed the House today by a vote of 309-118.