WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the short-term spending bill, known as a continuing resolution, which the Senate voted on today:
“I promised the people of Utah I would vote against these kinds of last-minute, short-term spending bills. We passed a bill like this in September, and here we are again, and in four more weeks will do this all over again. This is no way to govern. The longer Congress continues to rubber-stamp spending bills without addressing the drivers of our debt, the worse our country’s fiscal challenges get. That is why I voted against this spending bill.”
- Romney recently introduced the Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act, which would create congressional committees specifically tasked to develop legislation to restore and strengthen endangered federal trusts funds. Two-thirds of our federal spending is automatic, associated with our entitlement programs. And our entitlement programs—Social Security, Medicare, our Highway Trust Fund—will go broke within 13 years unless Congress acts.