Stewart Statement on the Passage of the Government Funding Bill
Washington, D.C. – After the passage of the House FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement:
"The passage of this appropriations bill is an important step in restoring fiscal responsibility. It's far from perfect, but it contains a number of important reforms Conservatives have been pursuing for years. The bill cuts a billion dollars from Obamacare, restores funding to national defense and marks the first time since the Korean War that discretionary spending has decreased four years in a row."
"Importantly, the bill also represents Congress taking back its constitutionally-mandated role in holding unelected bureaucrats accountable for taxpayer dollars."
"As long as we have to negotiate with Senate Democrats who favor big government, weaker national defense, and less individual freedom, bills such as this will never be perfect, but I'm confident this is a good first step."