Contact Us

West Texas Congressional Delegation Splits on Paul Ryan-led Budget Deal

West Texas’ three Congressional Republicans split their votes Thursday afternoon when the vote was taken on the Bipartisan Budget Act. The bill passed 332-94-7

Congressmen Mac Thornberry (R- Clarendon) and Mike Conaway (R- Midland) both sided with the Ryan-led Republicans and voted for the bill. Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R- Lubbock) voted against the bill.

In explaining why he voted against the budget bill, Neugebauer said, “I appreciate Chairman Ryan’s work on this agreement and Republican leadership’s efforts to return to the regular appropriations process. But I can’t support an agreement that trades more spending today for cuts tomorrow.

“Washington needs to quit our habit of spending money now and promising to save later.  That’s how we ended up $17 trillion in debt. It’s time to make the difficult decisions necessary to get our country back on track.”

Congressman Thornberry said, “This budget agreement maintains the sequester savings and then saves even more.  It also spares our country’s military from bearing the brunt of deeper cuts.   In 2014, all of the additional spending cuts fall on the Department of Defense, and this bill replaces those cuts with modest changes in mandatory spending.  It is not nearly enough, but it begins to reform that part of the budget where most of the spending is.  It does all of this without raising taxes.”

The Bipartisan Budget Act now moves on to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!