Yesterday, the President signed a two-week funding measure into law. The measure would cut $4 billion in spending and gives the President and Senate Democrats until March 18th to either agree to the original House-passed measure or offer an alternative.
Heritage Action's CEO Michael A. Needham made the following statement:
It is time for Senate Democrats to stop passing the buck and follow regular order by acting on H.R.1, including the full slate of cuts and policy riders.
If the President and Senate Democrats are genuine in their desire to fund the government, cut non-security spending and avoid a shutdown, H.R.1 should be their starting point. Anything less and they will demonstrate a fundamentally unserious approach to our looming fiscal crisis.
Heritage Action will oppose additional short-term extensions.