Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.Con.Res. 25, the proposed FY 2014 budget for the United States crafted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). The resolution passed on a vote of 221 to 207. Congressman Walter B. Jones voted against the bill. Afterward, he released the following statement outlining the justification for his vote:
"While there was much to like in the Ryan budget, when you're running trillion deficits, the first thing you should do is stop foreign aid. But rather than cut foreign aid and international spending, this budget would increase it. In fact, this budget would ship nearly a trillion dollars of U.S. taxpayer money overseas for more foreign aid and wars. That's just wrong. Eastern North Carolinians are sick and tired of Washington wasting more and more of their money overseas, and it's got to stop."