Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement after a decision was reached Friday night on a short-term spending bill:
"House Republicans pledged to cut $100 billion this year from the 14 trillion dollar federal deficit. Valiant Americans, tired of profligate spending, rallied behind the powerful words in the U.S. Constitution, "We the people.' The battle cry--"Stop the wasteful government spending.' These patriotic Americans wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped pouring into ObamaCare and big government programs draining our future generation's bank accounts. It's a wee bit awkward when our leadership demands that we all make "The Pledge to America' to cut at least $100 billion this year, and then they demand we vote to break that pledge."