Congressman Huizenga released the following statement after voting against the Senate's fiscal cliff proposal:
"While the measure includes some commendable permanent tax relief provisions, overall this legislation further delays a serious attempt to solve our growing spending and debt crisis. For too long we have seen Washington play out its own version of the classic 'Peanuts' cartoon where Lucy promises Charlie Brown she won't pull the football away, yet she does every time. President Obama and Senate Democrats continue to promise to deliver serious spending cuts, but the cuts never come. It is time for my colleagues in Washington to realize that adding more to the deficit and then somehow calling it a victory is not what America needs."