Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statement regarding her vote against a Continuing Resolution that, according to the National Journal, "embraces the sequestration cuts that went into effect last week."
"This Continuing Resolution will not prevent the irresponsible and economically damaging effects of sequestration which will slow the recovery, cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs, and reduce funding for programs critical to the middle class. Furthermore, today's bill does nothing to prevent the $46 billion sequester for the Department of Defense which will result in civilian furloughs, deployment and training cutbacks, and facility maintenance cuts. What is needed in Washington is not another outdated budget; it's the will to come together and make the tough decisions about spending and revenues that will strengthen the middle class and grow our economy."
"It is unfortunate that the Speaker of the House blocked an amendment that responsibly cuts spending, reduces the deficit in a balanced way and avoids the most harmful effects of sequestration."
"I will continue to fight for a balanced plan to avert sequestration, reduce the deficit and strengthen the middle class."