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Letter to Daniel Inouye, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee - Continuing Resolution

U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-02) released the following statement regarding the House passage of the short term Continuing Resolution (CR):

"Today, the House passed a Continuing Resolution that keeps our government from shutting down, while saving taxpayers $4 billion over the next two weeks. Let's be clear that today's vote is only a short-term solution to a very large problem. I am insistent that this Congress make the tough cuts necessary to get our fiscal house in order. That's why I signed onto a letter this week urging Senator Inouye, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to take up H.R. 1, in its present form, in the Senate before Friday. The original CR, that passed the House nearly two weeks ago after 90 hours of debate, included $100 billion in reductions in spending for the rest of the fiscal year. Passing this bill in the Senate would be a positive step in addressing our debt-driven crisis."

March 1, 2011

The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye
Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Room S 128, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Inouye,

As you know, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the remainder of the Fiscal Year 2011. While we understand there are ongoing discussiong between House and Senate leadership to pass a two week extension, including $4 billion in cuts, we remain steadfast in urging the Senate to pass H.R. 1 in its present form.

On November 2, 2010, the American people demanded a new direction in Washington to reduce spending. H.R. 1 included $100 billion in reductions to the government's spending over the remaining seven months of this fiscal year.

The American people expect their government to reduce spending in order to return fiscal stability to this nation. A stable economic environment is critical in providing the proper platform for business to grow. It must be the government's priority to ensure that existing restrictions impeding growth are removed. This is especially true given the precarious fiscal situation we face.

Passing H.R. 1 will be a step in the right direction and show the American people that Congress is finally serious about addressing our debt-driven crisis. If the private sector has the assurance that the federal government is committed to spending reductions, sustainable policies, and regulatory certainty, then businesses will once again have the confidence necessary for growth.

Your efforts as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee are vital to our efforts to return this country to fiscal order. We appreciate your considerations.

Sincerely,

Tom Reed
Member of Congress

Jim Jordan
Member of Congress

Jeff Denham
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Richard Nugent
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Bill Flores
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Scott Rigell
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Blake Farenthold
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Louie Gohmert
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Larry Bucshon
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Ann Marie Buerkle
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Tim Huelskamp
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Mike Pompeo
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Mike Pence
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Cory Gardner
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David "Phil" Roe
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Robert Latta
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Scott Garrett
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Lou Barletta
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Steve Stivers
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Francisco "Quico" Canseco
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Dan Burton
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Steve Chabot
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Jason Chaffetz
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Diane Black
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Reid Ribble
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Steven King
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Candice Miller
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John Duncan
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Joe Walsh
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Vicky Hartzler
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Jeb Hensarling
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Steve Southerland
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Virginia Foxx
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Todd Rokita
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Sandy Adams
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Steve Scalise
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Morgan Griffith
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Allen West
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Lynn Jenkins
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Billy Long
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Tim Walberg
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Patrick McHenry
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Robert Wittman
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