Simpson Opposes Government Spending Bill

September 30, 2010

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement following his vote against H.R. 3081, the Appropriations Continuing Resolution, which will fund the government from the start of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2010 thru Dec. 3, 2010.  The House of Representatives passed the resolution late last night with a final vote of 228-194.

“I cannot support any piece of legislation that locks in place for the next fiscal year the unsustainable spending levels of the past fiscal year,” said Simpson, a member of the House Budget Committee. “Virtually everyone in America knows that Congress has to cut spending, and the Continuing Resolution would have been a great place to start. Unfortunately, Democrats have missed yet again an opportunity to cut the federal budget and instead are content to continue down the path of even more spending and borrowing.”

Simpson is a member of both the House Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee, and he is the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment.