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Wittman: We Must Stop Budgeting by Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against the passage of today’s Continuing Resolution:

“Doing something repeatedly that results in the same failures and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. For far too long, Congress has used Continuing Resolutions as a complete abandonment of budgeting responsibly as Washington’s ‘budgeting by crisis’ mentality has steadily gotten worse. Rather than buckling down and getting spending bills done on time, Congress has yet again kicked the can down the road through a short-term solution to a long-term problem. This is no way to govern.

“Today’s passage of a Continuing Resolution is further proof that we live in an age of procrastination and irresponsible budgeting in Washington. It’s time for Members to stop preaching accountability without any substantive action or follow-through. This new normal of Members of Congress using a Continuing Resolution rather than doing the job they were elected to do is unacceptable. I remain committed to passing a permanent solution that will provide a path to fiscal certainty for our armed services, our federal employees and agencies, and the American economy.”   

Congressman Wittman has consistently introduced legislation throughout his time in Congress that would hold Members of Congress accountable and bring transparency and accountability back to the budget process: The Stay on Schedule (S.O.S) Resolution, The No Budget, No Pay Act, and The Inaction Has Consequences Act. To learn more about this legislation, click here