GOP Rep Blocks Bill to Spend Taxpayer Dollars
Article from The Daily Caller by Henry Rodgers.
Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy blocked a disaster aid bill in the House by objecting to a unanimous consent vote Friday, delaying $19.1 million dollars of aid.
“I’m here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our nation’s capital to vote on it,” Roy, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on the floor. “Secondly, it’s a bill that includes nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis we have at our southern border.”
Roy blocked the unanimous consent vote for three reasons. “Congress would have passed into law a bill that spends a significant amount of tax payer money without members of Congress even being present in our nation’s capital to vote on it,” he said in a statement. Roy blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for trying to pass a bill without members of Congress being present.
Roy also mentioned, “The bill includes nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis we face at our southern border.” The Texas Republican lastly said he is “troubled by the fact it spends over $19 billion that is not paid for when we are racking up approximately $100 million an hour in national debt. This is a bipartisan problem that we should solve in Congress rather than ignore.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
Funny they didn’t do that when the coon was in the WH.
No one did something under Obama’s watch that they will admit to. The disaster aid bill is for the Dem party’s attempt to make Hillary President and they want their money back.
Everyone should know by now that all the Dems want to do is spend, spend, spend, without a way to pay for it.
True – but it goes way beyond imagination the amount of money that they waste, and the government’s only source of income is from hardworking taxpayers – so they spend our money with no regard for anyone but themselves including lavish meals, travel, clothing, and that is just the beginning. Remember that last year the demwits had an overage in their budget of $135 billion, and they all of a sudden began spending it down on lobster dinners, sudden trips to Portugal and other places so as to not loose it for this year plus another 10%+ in addition. Government spending by and through Congress is as criminal as letting non-vetted illegals cross the boarder and doing nothing about immigration or our security or economic well being.
From the Daily Caller story, a quote from Nancy Pelosi: The legislation would provide aid to those affected by natural disasters, like the wildfires in California and hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the southeastern U.S.
More aid to Puerto Rico is a problem. They already got more hurricane disaster relieve than any other state ever has and it has been wasted by their crooked politicians. NO MORE MONEY TO PUERTO RICO!