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Congressman Liz Cheney

Representing Wyoming

Congressman Cheney's Statement on Continuing Resolution/Debt Ceiling Increase vote

September 8, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Washington D.C.- Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement today regarding her vote on today's package that included a continuing resolution and debt ceiling increase without spending reforms.

"Earlier this week, I voted for a no-strings attached Hurricane Harvey aid relief package.  Unfortunately, after the changes demanded by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I could no longer support the package which now includes raising the debt ceiling without spending reforms and an arbitrary 3-month continuing resolution.

The United States is currently facing unprecedented threats to our security. As our military leaders have repeatedly testified, continuing resolutions are severely damaging to our military's readiness and effectiveness.  The spate of recent tragic accidents is evidence of the cost of denying our armed forces the resources they need. Rebuilding our military and defeating the grave and growing threats posed by our adversaries cannot be done under continuing resolutions.

Our most sacred constitutional obligation is to provide for the defense of our nation. We fail to do our duty when we force the Department of Defense to operate under continuing resolutions."

Press Contact: Maddy Weast: Maddy.Weast@mail.house.gov