Linda Sanchez Votes "No" on Budget Agreement (December 12, 2013)
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) released the following statement today after she voted “no” on the budget agreement considered before the House:
“I commend the House and Senate for reaching a bipartisan agreement amid a climate of gridlock and obstruction, however I could not in good conscious vote for a deal that does not expand unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hard working Americans and is balanced on the backs of federal employees and military retirees,” said Congresswoman Sánchez.
“With a simple amendment, House Republicans could have given millions of families a little peace of mind by extending the unemployment insurance benefits they depend on. Furthermore, this deal kicks the can down the road with no clear indication that Congress is ready to tackle some of the biggest issues facing our country- creating jobs, improving infrastructure, tax reform, and ensuring that earned benefit programs are secure for our seniors.
The American people want real solutions to our nation’s problems. I hope that we can build on this moment of small, yet significant, bipartisanship so that we can live up to our responsibilities as representatives and tackle the tough issues ahead.”