Crist: Month-to-Month Budget Leaves Problems Unsolved
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist said that passing a “continuing resolution” to keep the government open fails to resolve critical issues facing the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, released the following statement regarding a today’s (Jan. 18) expected vote on a continuing resolution to keep the government open.
The continuing resolution, Crist said, would keep the government on a month-to-month budget while failing to provide for defense and domestic needs and leaving in limbo our DREAMers, full reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, disaster relief, and funding for community health centers.
“The House of Representatives is once again being asked to vote on a short-term spending bill that fails to address the many urgent challenges facing our nation. I voted for the last two continuing resolutions to allow more time to negotiate these issues. But ‘time’s up,'” Crist said.
“This is no way to run a government. What does kicking the can to mid-February help solve that we can’t hash out this week? The answer: nothing.
“The American people elected us to solve problems, not play games. Unless or until we get serious about the fixes and compromises we know we need to make to move our nation forward, I’m a NO on the continuing resolution.”
Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes south and mid-Pinellas County.
For information about Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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