LLPH applauded Rep. Andy Barr for starting the 113th Congress by fighting for less spending and stopping the debt that is growing every day. Rep. Barr showed clear understanding on January 15, 2013 when he voted “no” on the Sandy Bill 2 (supplemental) that included unnecessary spending and that was not offset.
He stated in a press release:
Yesterday, Barr voted in favor of an amendment offered by Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), which paid for $17 billion in proposed disaster relief by reducing overall federal discretionary spending by just over 1.6 percent. Subsequently, another amendment passed that added another $33 billion in spending; 80 percent of which will not occur until after September 30, 2014. Congressman Barr voted against the latter amendment, as well as the overarching bill, because of the absence of offsetting spending cuts and because of the substantial presence of spending unrelated to the needs of current storm victims.
We thank Congressman Barr and look forward to his continued fight for fiscal responsibility.
Here is his press release: http://barr.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barr-supports-disaster-relief-solutions
Here’s the roll call vote (LLPH preferred a “nay” vote): http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h23