LLPH thanks Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2) for voting “nay” on the final passage of H.R. 152-The Sandy Supplemental, due to the wasteful spending that has nothing to do with the emergency at hand and the fact that none of this spending is offset.
The Congressman stated in a press release:
Jan 16, 2013
Washington, DC (January 15, 2013) – Today, Congressman Steve Pearce voted against the “Disaster Relief Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2013,” which was laden with pork and uncontrolled spending unaffordable in the current economic climate.
“I am eager to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.” said Pearce. “But the final version passed here tonight includes billions in pork and unrelated spending that we cannot afford while Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Hurricane Sandy victims need a simple, responsible aid package, and nothing more. Our nation is facing a debt crisis: it’s time for Washington to stop using important bills to fund its own political projects.”
Earlier this month, Pearce joined 67 other members of the House in opposing a bill to expand the borrowing authority of the seriously insolvent FEMA Flood Insurance Program. Pearce continues to seek a debt-free solution to this and other important issues, and has been in communication with House leadership on the need to take a different approach.
LLPH wishes to note that so far during this 113th Congress, Rep. Pearce has shown one of the largest improvements in his fight for conservative values. He has gone from being a mediocre representative in the 112th to a valiant fighter so far in the 113th. We commend him greatly and urge him to keep up the great work.
Link to his press release: http://pearce.house.gov/press-release/pearce-continues-stand-against-wasteful-washington-spending
Link to the roll call vote (urge a “nay” vote): http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h23