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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall votes against spending increase

May 3, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement regarding his vote against the omnibus appropriations bill:

“I cannot, in good conscience, vote for an appropriations measure that makes no attempt at deficit reduction and, in fact, increases overall spending. As Republicans, we have to do better than this.

While I commend and agree with House Leadership’s increased investment in our military, we simply cannot ignore yet another missed opportunity to cut federal spending. Last minute catch-all funding bills are not a responsible or sustainable way of governing. This measure simply treats the symptom, not the disease.

Kansans spoke loud and clear in November that they want bold leadership and structural transformation in the way Washington does business - we must always remain mindful of the will of the people.”