Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheney’s Statement on the Omnibus.
“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I receive multiple briefings each week on the grave threats facing our nation and the devastation caused by many years of defense cuts. Our highest duty as elected officials is to provide the resources necessary for the defense of the nation. As President Trump said today, rebuilding our military and securing the defense funding in this Omnibus is “a matter of national security.
President Trump is also correct that our budget system is badly broken. There is much spending in this bill I strongly oppose. I support the President’s call for a line-item veto and for an end to the Senate filibuster rule. The Budget Control Act (BCA) must also be repealed. The BCA enables Democrats in the House and Senate to demand increases in non-defense spending for every increase in defense spending. We must fix this dysfunctional system.”