Burr Votes for Plan to Reduce Government Spending by $57 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Senate's failure to pass H.R. 1, the House-passed Continuing Resolution that would have funded the government through the end of the fiscal year and cut $57 billion from current spending levels.

"I am disappointed that my Democratic colleagues are not taking our fiscal crisis seriously. I support the House-passed proposal that would cut $57 billion in government spending, and like most Americans I don't think it goes far enough to rein in our national debt. We cannot shy away from the fact that cutting spending is absolutely necessary to put us back on the track to fiscal sanity. We have to stop charging our children and grandchildren for our own excessive spending habits."