Heritage Action Statement on the Proposed Continuing Resolution
We applaud Speaker Boehner and Senator Reid for reaching an agreement to fund the government into 2013, thus avoiding a funding fight during a lame-duck session of Congress. A funding fight at that time would have added fuel to the fire during a session of Congress where lawmakers whom the American people voted out of office could push for tax increases, continued out-of-control spending, and a continuation of harmful policies that breed dependency on government.
We look forward to evaluating the legislation when text becomes available. And, of course, this is only a first step towards averting a lame-duck disaster.
Let the People Decide Again