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Budget Deal "Not A Good Deal for the American People," Westerman Says

October 28, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement following his vote against the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015:

“The budget deal approved by the House today is not a good deal for the American people,” Westerman said. “The budget deal that passed the house today raises our debt limit and increases our spending caps while providing no substantial reforms in entitlements and mandatory spending. If my family or business were to reach our debt limit, we would be looking at why we reached the limit and our first response would be to see where we could cut spending to get below our limit, not increase the limit. Simply raising the limit without addressing the cause is not a responsible way to manage.”