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On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask them to vote NO on the short-term continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 4378. The CR would fund the federal government through November 21, and the text of the bill also includes the temporary extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Export-Import Bank, health extenders, and other programs.
The continued practice of governance by CR merely sets up another showdown where Congress will be pushed into enacting a massive last-second spending binge before they can go home for the holidays. It will continue spending at near-record deficit levels, while simultaneously including a host of program reauthorizations that ought to have been considered, and potentially amended, on their own.
This spending continues at a level that will shortly lead us back to trillion-dollar annual deficits, while the national debt limit remains suspended through 2021, granting the federal government a blank check to tax future generations through spending money it does not possess.
FreedomWorks will count the vote on the continuing resolution, H.R. 4378, when calculating our Scorecard for 2019. This vote may be weighted. 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, FreedomWorks