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Congresswoman Hartzler votes to cut additional $6 billion in government spending

March 16, 2011
Press Release

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) took another bite from Washington’s job-destroying spending spree by voting to keep the government running for an additional three weeks while cutting $6 billion in spending.

“We’ve got to rein in Washington’s runaway spending,” Hartzler said. “This three-week cutting measure is a start but now the Senate needs to approve the entire $100 billion spending control package the House sent to it last month and fund the government through the end of this year. American families understand we’ve got to reverse course now. The Senate needs to understand this, too. Since the Senate failed to pass the entire package, the House did the responsible thing to keep the government running, but it’s time for the political games to end.”

“This stopgap measure is necessary to ensure the people of the 4th District continue to receive services,” added Hartzler. “But we have to keep cutting runaway spending to create real jobs. We’ve got to quit spending money we don’t have. I voted to keep us moving forward – but I expect to see real results. It's time to be done cleaning up the mess from last year's Congress so we can move forward with a responsible 2012 budget.”

"Liberals in Washington need to stop negotiating in bad faith,” concluded Hartzler. “Getting our families, neighbors and friends back to work starts with fiscally responsible budgeting. Families and businesses have to balance the budget; Washington should, too. “

Having passed the House, the continuing resolution now moves to the Senate.

Vicky Hartzler was elected to Congress on November 2, 2010.  She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee.  Vicky and Lowell Hartzler farm in Cass County and own a farm equipment dealership with three locations in the 4th District.