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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and urge him or her to vote NO on the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 933.
Because the U.S. Senate has refused to pass a budget since 2009, the government has been funded through a series of Continuing Resolutions (CRs), which just continue spending at the levels approved under the last actual budget. Including “emergency” spending, this CR will still spend $1.126 trillion in 2013 even including the sequester “cuts”.
This CR is the best, and perhaps last, chance that Congress will have for making major reforms in spending for the foreseeable future. Yet the House plans to just pass the CR at current spending levels, and is even using a closed rule to limit debate and prevent any amendments from being offered that might reform spending in the bill. Even in the absence of a budget, Congress must attempt to return to some semblance of regular order, where spending bills are allowed to be debated and amended by members on the floor.
For the past two years, Republicans in the House have voted in support of budget proposals that included some real, effective spending reforms, such as defunding the implementation of ObamaCare and its mandates, and eventually even bringing the budget to balance. So why, in the actual spending bill that must pass in order to fund the government, do they demand none of these things? Instead they appear content to let this trillion-dollar spending juggernaut float by untouched, leaving it to continue adding hundreds of billions of dollars to our nearly unfathomable $16.6 trillion in debt.
I urge you to call your Representative and urge him or her to vote NO on the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 933. We will count this vote as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2013. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.
President and CEO, FreedomWorks