You did it. Facing pressure from you, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday night he was withdrawing the Democrats' last-minute, 2,200 page-long, $1.1 trillion spending bill. He withdrew it from the floor because he didn't have the votes. And he didn't have the votes because you didn't relent or stop contacting Senate Democrats until they had no choice but to listen.
This is why elections matter.
Because of the vote you cast on November 2, President Obama and the Democrats can't ignore Republicans anymore. They can no longer ram through legislation without regard for what their constituents want or continue to recklessly spend your tax dollars while driving up the debt. Now they have to listen, and the fate of their latest spending bill is proof of that.
This is just the beginning though. We have to keep the pressure up because they will try again. We must keep the pressure up today, tomorrow, next month and for the next two years. Will you continue to stand with us? Will you commit to holding the Democrats accountable and working to make sure Republicans take back the Senate in 2012? If so, please click here and sign the petition. Tell the Democrats this was just the beginning and we will not let up on the pressure anytime soon.
My Republican colleagues and I can't thank you enough for the hard work you did this week. The Democrats may not have heard you on November 2, but we sure did and will continue to work everyday to get our country back on track.
Sen. John Cornyn