Rep. Williams: Continuing Resolution Harms Our Troops
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today released the following statement after voting against the continuing resolution, or short-term spending bill, to fund the federal government until December 20, 2019:
"Rather than fulfilling our constitutional duty to fund the government by passing responsible legislation, we are once again continuing the cycle of wasteful spending in Washington at the expense of our national security. If we are going to tackle the national deficit, the government must operate within its means just like every American household.
The harmful effects of the CR are hardest felt in the Armed Forces, where an unpredictable budget is damaging to the nation’s readiness and modernization priorities. The Department of Defense must always be fully funded, providing certainty to the men and women in uniform who rely upon Congress to provide them with the tools to fight and win anywhere in the world. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines put their lives on the line for our freedom and liberty, and we owe it to them and their families to do better.”
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Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Fort Hood and is home to the III Armored Corps. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services.