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Fleming: I Voted Against Flawed Budget Bill

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Washington, D.C., Jan 18, 2012 | Doug Sachtleben ((202) 225-2777) | comments

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., (LA-4) spoke on the House floor today in support of a resolution of disapproval against the $1.2 trillion debt ceiling increase that was included in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Following are excerpts from that floor statement:

On the Budget Control Act of 2011:“It set spending limits way too high. It gut defense by $1 trillion at a time when the world is becoming even more dangerous than ever. It cut funding to Medicare providers at a time when patients need access to their physicians and hospitals. And, it finally creates a sham, this resolution that we’re debating today.”

On today’s Resolution of Disapproval:

“All the president has to do is veto our vote of disapproval and it automatically goes into effect. We just basically handed the president… a gift of another $1.2 trillion.”

Congressman Fleming’s entire floor statement can be seen here.

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.

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