WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senators Rick Scott, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee wrote an op-ed for Fox News demanding that Republicans unite behind a clean government funding bill that simply maintains current federal spending bills until a new Congress begins in January 2023. After two years of Democrats’ radical agenda and reckless spending that wrecked America’s economy and drove the nation into more than $30 TRILLION in debt, the last thing American families need is for Congress to greenlight one more liberal priority that will simply send America further in the wrong direction.
In the op-ed, Senators Rick Scott, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee wrote, “Month after month for the last two years, Democrats and President Joe Biden have been able to advance their radical agenda while Republicans have largely been sidelined. Well, we just got back to Washington after spending August back at home, and families in Florida, Texas, and Utah are FURIOUS. They are sick and tired of watching Washington’s broken status quo continue while they deal with the consequences of reckless spending in Congress. Who can blame them? As they’ve felt the pain of rising inflation month after month, they’ve had to watch from afar as too many Republicans have caved to the demands of the Democrats carrying out an agenda led by radical leftists in the White House and on Capitol Hill. That must end. It’s time for Republicans to stand united and demand that Congress pass a clean continuing resolution (CR) that simply maintains current federal spending levels—and not a penny more—until a new Congress begins.
Now, before the liberal media starts losing its mind, let’s make a few things clear. First, forcing Congress to pass a clean CR will not result in ANY cuts to funding or services.
Second, this is not some convoluted scheme to cause a government shutdown…This is about accountability and doing what’s right for American taxpayers. That’s it.
We must ensure Washington prioritizes the needs of the American people by focusing on things like getting our economy back on track, reducing inflation, combatting violent crime, and keeping our families safe. America is more than $30 TRILLION in debt. The worst move imaginable would be to gift the Democrats one last liberal spending spree in December as they leave power.
It's time for Republicans to stand up and unite…We must show strength now and prove to the American people that we will end the madness in Washington and return power back to them, where it rightly belongs.”
Read the full op-ed in Fox News HERE.