Pompeo Opposes Inadequate Budget Agreement

This agreement fails to reign in the federal government and put an end to one of our nation’s greatest problems: out-of-control spending, writes U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents the Kansas fourth district.

Pompeo Opposes Inadequate Budget Agreement

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) today released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement:

“Kansas commonsense dictates that if you run out of money, you must stop spending — a simple economic concept that this administration doesn’t seem to comprehend.  While this budget deal contains some positive provisions — including providing additional funding for our national security and repealing a job-killing Obamacare provision — this agreement fails to reign in the federal government and put an end to one of our nation’s greatest problems: out-of-control spending.

“This hastily struck deal by leaders governing behind closed doors resulted in a plan full of budgetary gimmicks.  The deal’s faulty provisions will ‘pay’ for today’s increased spending but ultimately put our children and grandchildren on the hook for our spending addiction for years to come.  Additionally, it includes ill-conceived cuts to crop insurance that were crafted without any input from farmers and other stakeholders.

“During my first year in Congress, I voted to put in place budget caps that have worked to constrain Washington’s spending problem.  This budget deal breaks these caps that have played such a crucial role in limiting out-of-control spending.  This budget deal does not do enough for Kansas and America.  Congress should have rejected this poorly constructed agreement.”