(Washington, DC) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the Senate floor in support of the continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon.

“This sensible plan offers significant non-controversial cuts to the federal budget and would prevent a government shutdown tomorrow,” Vitter said. “I’ve said all along that the Senate should have been focused like a laser beam on spending cuts, but Senate Democrats led by Majority Leader Reid have preferred to debate legislation that doesn’t directly address Washington’s fiscal crisis. Now we’re backed into a corner again doing last-minute legislating, so let’s take the reasonable path forward to prevent a government shutdown and pass this CR in the Senate.”
In March, Vitter and several other Senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid disapproving of his tactics to limit debate on spending proposals. In addition, the senators made clear that they’ll object to the consideration of any legislation that fails to directly make meaningful spending cuts, reduce debt and reduce the size of government.