Connolly Opposes Republican Budget Resolution

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Washington, January 13, 2017 | comments

Congressman Gerry Connolly issued the following statement in opposition to the Republican budget resolution. 

I had a friend who often said, “if you are going to be a phony, at least be sincere about it.” This would be good advice for House Republicans who brought their budget resolution to the Floor today for a vote.

House Republicans complained that 79 bipartisan hearings and markups was not enough deliberation on the Affordable Care Act. Now they are going to dive head first into a repeal with no replacement effort the second week of this Congress. They decried President Obama’s successful effort to decrease deficits. Yet, their budget resolution, the first of the new Republican unified government, would increase the national debt by $9.5 trillion over the next ten years.

I will oppose the Republican budget resolution because it is not a serious document, it targets American families and their healthcare, and it does not even feign the pretense of responsible budgeting or policymaking. But here’s the good news America, apparently deficits no longer matter.

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