Weber Opposes Dem's Big-Budget Agenda
Washington D.C. – On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, with a vote of 284 to 149. After voting against the legislation, Congressman Randy Weber (R - Friendswood) released the following statement:
“While there are certainly some good measures within the Budget Act, not the least of which is a strong commitment to our military, I could not support lifting the budget caps yet again. There is no question that a divided Congress often calls for compromise to move the ball forward. However, we cannot keep compromising ourselves into greater and greater debt.
“That’s exactly what this bill does. Passing this legislative package means busting spending caps by $324 billion through 2021. It means suspending the debt limit for the next two years, allowing unlimited borrowing. Worse, even without the additional borrowing, it means increasing the federal deficit by almost $2 trillion in just the next 10 years.
“The Democrats’ big-budget agenda will bankrupt our nation. At some point, Congress must stop treating the American taxpayer like an unlimited cash machine.”