U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a member of the House Budget Committee, today voted in support of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year at "post-sequestration" levels. The bill passed the House on a 267-151 vote.
"With today's vote to pass a continuing resolution, we are locking in the gains we achieved when the sequester took effect last week, and giving the Pentagon more flexibility to prioritize its funding. Despite the president's loud and repeated claims that sequestration would destroy essential government functions, it's clear that the federal government can manage with modest reductions in spending.
"Today's vote is a positive down payment on the spending cuts and reforms we must take to balance our budget, pay down our debt and restore our economy. As my colleagues and I on the House Budget Committee prepare to introduce our budget next week, we will continue the work we came here to do -- to get our spending and debt under control for the sake of our children and grandchildren," said Rokita.