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As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask them to vote NO on H.R. 5325, the vehicle for the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the Senate earlier today.
This CR is scheduled to expire on December 9, which will trigger a lame duck session of Congress. As FreedomWorks explained in key voting no in the Senate on the CR:
“A CR that expires in the lame duck is a CR designed to bolster the failed Beltway practice of legislating at the expense of the American taxpayers instead of for them. This CR is designed by the same lawmakers who are in part responsible for our nation’s unconscionable $19 trillion in debt. This debt threatens our nation’s national security and our economic health. The CR will continue this pattern of irresponsible spending by forcing a new spending measure to be considered in a lame duck when the current session of Congress is wrapping up and members are at their least accountable.”
To pass the CR, the House has suspended regular order in the chamber by eliminating the requirement that the public and lawmakers have three days to review the bill. This legislation - the result of backroom deals - is expected to be considered in the House tonight. Sadly, the CR and the manner in which the House is dealing with it is a continuation of the same broken patterns of establishment behaviors that have plagued the House for years.
Please contact your representative and ask them to vote NO on H.R. 5325, the legislative vehicle for the CR. FreedomWorks will count the votes on this bill as a Key Vote when calculating our Scorecard for 2016. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.
Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks