Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) issued the following statement today after voting for a bill, H.R. 1363, to fund the Department of Defense for the remainder of the fiscal year and provide a one-week continuation of other spending at reduced levels to prevent a government shutdown. The measure would also cut an additional $12 billion in wasteful federal spending:
"As we fight on behalf of the American people to solve the problem of our nation's deficit and debt crisis, and fight to put Americans back to work, we must remember that our men and women in uniform are depending upon Congress and the President to reach an agreement. It is irresponsible to allow those who sacrifice the most for our nation to be affected by the budget impasse in Washington. Immediate and swift action is needed. The House has done its part to ensure our troops are not affected and now it is incumbent on the President and Senate Majority Leader Reid to stop delaying, fund our military, and prevent a federal government shutdown."