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Congressman Biggs' Statement on Short-Term Funding Bill

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm   /   by
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Biggs released the following statement after voting against the short-term government funding bill:

“Since 1996, Congress has adopted over 100 continuing resolutions (CR), bypassing its responsibilities to authorize spending under regular order. In that same time, the national debt has nearly quadrupled, leading this country to the brink of financial bankruptcy. Once again, Congress is too afraid to make the tough decisions to balance our budget. 

“The House sent its appropriations bills to the Senate exactly fourteen weeks ago today. Instead of debating these bills, the Senate took a pass. This is incredibly irresponsible. The Senate must commit to passing their appropriations bills and balancing our federal budget. Our grandchildren’s future depends on it.”


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.

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Congressman Biggs' Statement on Short-Term Funding Bill