Walden Votes Against Government Shutdown Deal
October 17, 2013, 12:46 am
After 16-days of a partial shutdown, the U.S. Federal Government is open again, and has raised its borrowing limit.
Every representative from Oregon and Washington voted to for the continuing resolution and debt limit extension- all but one.
Oregon Republican Greg Walden was one of 144-congressmen to vote against Wednesday nights 11th our solution.
Walden says all they have done is kick the can down the road. He is referring to the time line of this continuing resolution, and debt limit extension. Congress will face another government shutdown scenario on January 15th, and hit the borrowing limit on February 3rd. That will put capitol hill in another "emergency" scenario.
Walden said in a statement "This plan temporary plan does nothing to address the epic problem: spending borrowed money we don’t have and cannot sustain. It kicks the can down the road yet again for only three months, and we’ll be right back where we ended up this week. Enough is enough. Every day, families throughout Oregon and the country sit down around their kitchen tables to balance their budgets and discuss crises and practical ways to resolve them. It’s long overdue that Washington, D.C. do the same.”
After the bill was passed new details surfaced about the 35-page bill, it contains billion of dollars in funding for unrelated projects. Most are calling it "pork" slipped in at the last minute.