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Government Shutdown Averted

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the short-term/the continuing resolution:

“I voted for this continuing resolution H.R. 1463 so we can continue to fund our brave men and women fighting overseas to defend our freedom.  However, I am very disappointed in the lack of leadership from the Senate and the Administration and their unwillingness to make serious spending cuts.  I look forward to continuing the fight against this outlandish deficit spending in the upcoming budget and debt ceiling debates.

“The cuts made with the continuing resolutions are nearly four times greater than any cuts made in American History, but it only slows the bleeding.  This is not a solution to our deficit spending.  The budget for the bureaucrats in Washington needs to be on par with the budgets of the people of the first district who have been tightening their belts and doing more with less for years.  We can claim a victory for the American people by now framing our future discussions on spending cuts, getting our financial house in order and Americans back to work. “

Paul Gosar is serving his first term in Congress as the Representative to Arizona’s First Congressional District.  As a healthcare provider and small business owner, Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, reforming health care, reining in government spending and ensuring that his constituents are involved in the solution process.  Gosar encourages his constituents to share their ideas by contacting him online at www.gosar.house.gov.

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