Pronouncing him a “failure” on spending, over 30 Republican
freshmen have sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a pointed
letter demanding the Senate pass a continuing resolution.
Here’s the text:
We the undersigned call on you and the Senate to pass a
long-term Continuing Resolution; a resolution that hears the calls
of the American people and makes reasonable, responsible spending
Mr. Reid, your record on spending in the Senate is one of
failure. You have failed to pass a budget, failed to restrain
spending, and failed to put our country on sound fiscal
We do not accept your failure as our own.
The American people did not send us here to fail. Make no
mistake: any government shutdown is the result of your lack of
leadership. America has a $14 trillion debt and you offered a mere
$6 billion in cuts. The House heard the calls of the American
people and offered $61 billion in cuts, but the Senate has not sent
us a Continuing Resolution in return.
We have received nothing from the Senate except denials of the
dire straits of our nation’s fiscal health.
The House of Representatives is accomplishing what we were
elected to do. We’ve cut spending. We’ve terminated wasteful
programs. We’ve funded the government.
Mr. Reid, we are letting you know that we will rally on the
Senate steps every day until you pass a long-term Continuing
Resolution. We call on all Americans to join our fight in restoring
our country’s fiscal health.
The House of Representatives is doing our job, Mr. Reid. The
Senate needs to start doing theirs.
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