Posey: Omnibus Bill Product of Broken Budget Process
Washington, December 11, 2014
Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement concerning today’s vote on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015:
“Washington needs to get serious real fast about fixing our broken budget process,” said Congressman Posey. “Last week our national debt climbed past $18 trillion dollars, a major milestone that went virtually unnoticed and under-reported by the major media.
“Every year the Administration has submitted its budget late – almost two months beyond the legal deadline. And every year for the past four years the House has passed a budget plan with a pathway to balance along with appropriations bills while the Senate has refused to act. So once again we are stuck here at the eleventh hour rushing to pass another ‘too big to read’ spending bill to keep the federal government funded. This is an irresponsible way to manage our nation’s finances and my hope is that the new Congress will return Washington to better fiscal ways.
“Additionally, the omnibus bill makes no attempt to address the President’s unilateral and unconstitutional action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Congress should not fund the President’s efforts to circumvent Congress and rewrite the law. I strongly believe that the first step in reforming our immigration system is to secure our borders and achieve operational control over them as called for by the 9-11 Commission. Anything else will continue to bring chaos to our borders and jeopardize the security of our nation.”