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Press Release

FreedomWorks Responds to the Omnibus Budget Surrender

Washington, DC- After news that the House passed the omnibus spending bill (H.R. 3547) by a vote count of 359-67, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe issued the following statement in response:

“I would rather the Republican leadership come clean and admit that they have surrendered the fight for spending reform. The claims of victory coming out of some of these House offices are insulting to the intelligence of the fiscally conservative grassroots. House Republicans who caved and voted for the deal may hype that discretionary spending –only one third of the budget- is lower than 2008 levels, but they are conveniently leaving out it’s higher than the 2013 levels.”

“Let’s bring the rhetoric back down to earth, where the math doesn’t lie. Republicans gave up the sequester cuts, the only modest spending reductions achieved since taking back the House, for a bill that actually increases spending by a total of $63 billion. In the words of Speaker Boehner himself, ‘are you kidding me?’”

FreedomWorks issued a Key Vote against the omnibus spending bill, which will count towards the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2014.

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