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Congressman Biggs Announces Opposition to Year-End Spending Deal

December 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate announced an agreement on a short-term continuing resolution (CR) through February 8th, effectively ending opportunities to fund and build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood, and return to fiscal sanity in the 115th Congress.  Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“For two years, Congressional Republicans have been repeatedly told that they must pass a short-term spending package to avert a partial government shutdown. We were last told this before the midterms, and we were told that we would fight for wall funding, among other Republican promises, in the last spending package of the 115th Congress. Sadly, we did not even fulfill this promise. 

“The American people gave Republicans control of the White House, the Senate, and the House. We promised the nation that we would accomplish our agenda under this unified government, starting with a repeal of Obamacare and construction of the border wall. Unfortunately, Congress wasn’t serious about the commitments we made to our constituents. Long after we leave Congress, my colleagues and I will wish we addressed these challenges when we still had the chance.  I will not give up fighting for the promises I made to Arizona’s Fifth District and I urge my colleagues to oppose this latest CR.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.