Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) issued the following statement after he voted against H.R. 2055 -- the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012:
"With our country borrowing 42 cents on every dollar, we need real change to the way Congress spends our money. While H.R. 2055 may meet Washington's standards for spending cuts, it certainly doesn't meet America's demand for a smaller, more efficient, and more accountable government. I came to Congress committed to reining in out-of-control government spending because Washington borrows too much, spends too much, and wastes too much of what it spends. Because today's 1200-page bill contains too few spending cuts and does not make the commitment necessary to return fiscal sanity to Washington, I voted against this $915 billion legislation. And I will continue to work hard to place our country back on sound financial footing."