U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) released the following statement after voting against exceeding the House budget's discretionary spending limit for Fiscal Year 2012 under a Continuing Appropriations Act:
"I was raised to believe that if you owe a debt, you pay that debt, no matter how painful--and make changes to ensure it does not happen again. With this legislation, it is clear that Washington never learned that lesson. I cannot support raising the level of discretionary spending for next year while America hemorrhages debt. Washington ran up our bill and now it must cut up the credit card. I will continue to hold Washington to its word. "