Congressman Randy Weber

Representing the 14th District of Texas
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Weber Statement on Continuing Resolution Omnibus

May 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed legislation to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. The final vote was 309 to 118. Representative Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) opposed passage of this omnibus funding bill. After the vote, Representative Weber issued the following statement:

“Part of our responsibility as Members of Congress is to balance the budget, but instead we have once again passed the buck, thereby avoiding the problem. Though there are some positive provisions in the continuing resolution, there are arguably not enough. We had an opportunity, with the majority in both Chambers, to bring about real change asked for by our constituents. Instead, this bill sticks with the status quo.

I could not support yet another funding bill that lacks accountability with my constituents. Through regular order and independent appropriation bills, we can responsibly fund the government, and see real change occur."