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Congressman Williams Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act

Feb 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Friday after the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act:

"The greatest threat to our national security is our out of control debt and the continuous borrowing of money to pay our bills. Career politicians in Washington have shown no appetite to curtail these bad habits, instead choosing to add more to the deficit, rather than make cuts to the federal government.  I’ve run a business my entire life, and there comes a point when you just cannot continue to borrow, sinking further and further in debt. After many years of bad deals and the Obama Administration’s attempt to put this problem on the backs of our military, we are now faced with an untenable situation with an unfortunate solution.  I made a promise to our soldiers at Fort Hood and around the globe that I would fight for them, fight for better training, better equipment and better infrastructure. While Democrats continue to prioritize illegal immigration and Planned Parenthood, I choose to keep my promise to our men and women in uniform. Our armed services are not immune from our debt problems, and they should not be asked to shoulder an enormous burden while lawmakers negotiate unrelated spending measures."

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