Rep. Pete Olson opposes Senate Shutdown Agreement
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) voted against a Senate/White House agreement to reopen the government and increase the debt ceiling without offsetting cuts to spending. The agreement that was reached includes a stopgap spending bill that funds the government through January 15th, and would extend the government’s borrowing authority through February 7th. It would also require both the House and Senate to name negotiators to try to reach a final deal on a 2014 budget by December.
“Conservatives in the House of Representatives took a bold stance,” Olson said. “We listened to the American people who demanded that we repeal, defund or delay Obamacare. Sadly, the United States Senate, under the control of Majority Leader Harry Reid, refused to do likewise. The Senate has simply maintained the status quo, doing nothing to respond to the suffering Obamacare is causing millions of Americans.”
“I voted against this measure because there were no substantial cuts, entitlement reforms, or even partial delays or repeals of Obamacare. The Senate has, once again, let down the American people. Rest assured that this fight is not over. My colleagues and I in the House fought the good fight. We will regroup and strategize and live to fight Obamacare another day,” Olson concluded.
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