MIL-OSI USA: STATEMENT: Wittman Votes Against Continuing Resolution


Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01)

STATEMENT: Wittman Votes Against Continuing Resolution

Washington, December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against today’s Continuing Resolution:

“Today’s Continuing Resolution passage is just the latest example of Washington kicking the can down the road and its ‘budgeting by crisis’ mentality. In this age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, Continuing Resolutions have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down and getting spending bills done on time through measured debate, lawmakers again took to a last-minute, stop-gap measure to fund the federal government. 

Another Continuing Resolution is a short-term solution to a long-term problem and is simply something I could not support. Our budget process is clearly broken, and folks throughout Virginia and the nation are tired of the dysfunction they see coming out of Washington. We must ensure a more transparent and regular appropriations process. Throughout the entire year and in previous years, I have regularly called on my colleagues to do just that by reining in wasteful spending, getting the budget process under control, and completing the work of the people. We cannot continue to find ourselves in these completely avoidable situations. I am committed to providing a path to fiscal certainty and building back the trust and transparency of Washington’s budgeting process.”