Congressman Biggs Votes for Fiscal Responsibility
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4378, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through November 21, 2019, along with other program extenders. This legislation was introduced the night before. Congressman Biggs voted against the CR and issued the following statement:
“For the 118th time since 1998, and the fourth time this fiscal year, Congress will pass a continuing resolution and contribute to America’s burgeoning deficit and national debt. In doing so, Congress again ignores regular order, making it almost impossible to pass a truly balanced budget. Our fiscal house is in disarray, and Congress lacks the discipline and the will to act responsibly with taxpayer dollars.
“Congress continually gives the President a binary choice for government spending: shut down the government or sign a CR that ignores our spending issues and kicks the can down the road. Meanwhile, the country faces a fiscal cliff that threatens to bankrupt our grandchildren’s future. It is time for Members of Congress to make tough decisions to balance the budget, cut spending, and eliminate our national debt. Our financial and national security depend on us.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-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. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.