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Rep. Gohmert to Vote Against Spending Bill That Doesn't Cut ObamaCare

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement on his decision to vote against the 3-week spending bill:

“Today our nation is $14 trillion dollars in debt. Every child born in America inherits a shocking $45,739 of national debt. It’s an understatement to describe our nation’s financial situation as dire. This three-week spending bill just kicks the can of financial uncertainty further down the road by making minuscule cuts.”

"We are spending $4 billion per day more than what we take in as revenue. So in this temporary CR, we are only cutting 1 1/2 days of deficit spending out of the next three weeks. We can do better if we have the will. This is a temporary fix, which does not defund ObamaCare or cut enough financial backing from Planned Parenthood. Renegade spending and government waste have compromised the American Dream. It’s time to seal the cracks in the economy not just cover them up.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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