Senator Marshall Votes Against One Week Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. released the following statement on his vote against the short-term stop-gap spending measure, also known as a continuing resolution, to fund the government for the next seven days. 

Before voting against this measure, Senator Marshall proposed a motion to commit the continuing resolution that would have extended funding at last year’s levels through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30. Senator Marshall’s motion to commit would have triggered nearly $70 billion in automatic spending cuts in response to congressional leaders failing to fund the government through the regular appropriations process.

“I’m disappointed Congress has resorted to another short-term stop-gap spending measure,” Senator Marshall said. We are over $34 trillion in debt, paying a trillion dollars on interest alone, and still, there have been no meaningful efforts taken by Congress to reverse course. This is irresponsible and highlights how out of touch Washington D.C. is with hardworking Americans. Where I’m from, when ends don’t meet, we hunker down and shrink spending and crunch the numbers, but that’s not what happens in Washington; politicians and the swamp double down. This is no way to run a business and certainly no way to run a country.”

“We need meaningful cuts to our out-of-control spending if we are going to save our grandchildren and great-grandchildren from crippling levels of debt,” Senator Marshall continued. “This is why I once again attempted to extend this continuing resolution through September to trigger automatic spending cuts. Sadly, it was, once again, struck down.”