Bera Criticizes Short-Term Funding Bill, Calls for Long-Term Solution
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., criticized the short-term spending bill passed today in the House of Representatives and called on lawmakers to work on a long-term budget solution.
“Funding the government from month-to-month is no way to operate,” Bera said. “In just two months we will face another manufactured crisis, with a government shutdown even more likely. While the House passed the short-term spending bill today we must work toward a long-term budget that sets our priorities for the country and helps pay down our debt, that’s why the first bill I introduced and helped pass in Congress was the No Budget, No Pay Act. Let’s make sure members of Congress do their job and pass a budget and if they don’t they shouldn’t get paid.”