Granger Remarks on Democrats' One-Week Continuing Resolution
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to this short-term continuing resolution through December 23rd.
I am very disappointed that we are once again discussing a CR because full-year appropriations bills have not been signed into law.
I want to explain why we find ourselves in this place.
Republican Members opposed the trillions of dollars in non-defense spending that Members on the other side of the aisle pushed through this Congress.
That new spending was provided outside the normal process, and it is roughly twice the amount of funding we provide in a year through the annual appropriations bills.
After these unprecedented levels of spending, non-defense programs should not require another large increase in fiscal year 2023.
We need to focus on:
- Reducing government waste,
- Fighting inflation, and
- Focusing our limited resources on true priorities like border security and our nation’s military.
Democrats have had all year to put bills on the Floor that address these concerns and can be signed into law.
Time is up.
We should be passing a continuing resolution into next year instead of buying more time to rush through a massive spending package.
I urge my colleagues to vote no on this bill, and I reserve the balance of my time.