Key Vote NO on Senate Omnibus/Continuing Resolution

Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote NO on H.R. 933, which contains the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through the end of Fiscal Year 2013.

This CR will continue to institutionalize the nation’s out-of-control deficits, allowing for over $1.1 trillion in spending through the end of fiscal year 2013. Also, the addition of a number of appropriations bills to the CR, including for the departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, and Agriculture, prevents each of those appropriations from being debated and amended individually as ought to be the case, essentially turning this bill into an omnibus spending bill.

Furthermore, the CR continues to grant funds for the implementation of ObamaCare.  After a quarter in which U.S. economic growth essentially came to a halt, it is crucial that we restore pro-growth policies that allow consumers to keep more of their money and businesses to expand and create jobs.  ObamaCare, by the reckoning of many studies, will accomplish the opposite of both these goals, dramatically increasing the costs of health care and causing businesses to cut or scale back countless jobs.

For the sake of our country’s economic future, there is simply no reason why we should continue to accept the kind of profligate spending and big government expansion allowed by this latest bloated Continuing Resolution.

I urge you to call your U.S. Senators and ask them to vote NO on this Omnibus Continuing Resolution, H.R. 933. We will count the vote on this amendment 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.


Matt Kibbe
President and CEO, FreedomWorks