Congressman Fred Keller rejects Democrats’ budget reconciliation power play
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) voted against congressional Democrats’ proposed shell budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts the budget reconciliation process in order to pass highly partisan legislation without Republican input or support.
On the legislation, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:
“With the slimmest majority in modern political history, Washington Democrats have once again shown they are not serious about working across the aisle or uniting the country. Instead, Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leaders are taking advantage of every procedural tool necessary to fast-track their $2 trillion partisan bill, which includes policies unrelated to COVID relief and comes on top of the $3.5 trillion that Congress has already approved in response to the pandemic, of which $1 trillion has not even been spent.
“If Democrats were serious about passing a budget, they should follow regular order and move it through the committees of jurisdiction so that the American people’s representatives, on both sides of the aisle, can have input. Instead, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer are proving once again that President Biden’s calls for unity do not match Democrats’ actions to advance their radical liberal agenda.”
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