Sunday, December 14, 2014

Senator Bob Corker's Comments on the Spending bill and the Cruz Constitutional Point of Order

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after voting against a spending bill known as a continuing resolution (H.R.83).

“I could not support this spending bill because it continues the regrettable precedent of spending above the budget levels established by the original Budget Control Act without proper offsets elsewhere in the budget,” said Corker. “Next year, controlling both chambers of Congress, Republicans will have the opportunity to govern responsibly by passing individual appropriations bills with more oversight of how taxpayer dollars are being used.”

Corker also commented on a Constitutional point of order raised by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
"‎While the president's executive actions on immigration are reprehensible and deserve a strong response, I value the oath I took to support and defend the Constitution too much to exploit it for political expediency,” said Corker. “The Constitution gives Congress the power to fund the government so to assert that the House-passed spending bill is unconstitutional is not only inaccurate but irresponsible." 

Stumble Upon Toolbar
My Zimbio
Top Stories

No comments:

Post a Comment