Oct 30 2015
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement after voting against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
“We’ve made real progress toward restoring regular order to the budgeting process by passing all 12 appropriations bills out of the committee this year in the Senate. Those 12 bills are what we should be considering, not this last-minute agreement crafted without input from most members.
The deal once again busts the budget caps in place by allowing for billions of additional spending over the next two years, all of which will be added to our already massive national debt.
Just as Arkansans have been forced to make difficult decisions in this tough economy, Washington must as well. We need to keep our commitment to return to regular order and responsible budgeting. This agreement was a setback in that regard.”