U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta votes against costly appropriations bill



(Washington – December 16, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta voted against the Appropriations Conference Report on Friday.  It funds the federal government through the remainder of the 2012 fiscal year.  The bill was approved by the House of Representatives in a 296 to 121 vote.

Representative Guinta released the following statement:

“Americans simply can’t afford the high price-tag that accompanies this bill. While there are several provisions in it that I strongly support  -and have voted for the in the past-  the overall spending level was just too high.  Granite Staters want a return to fiscal responsibility, and this bill failed to do that.  In addition, it was especially frustrating we had to vote on yet another temporary measure to keep the government funded because Harry Reid and the Senate’s Democratic leaders refused to join with the House and pass a budget.  They insist on clinging to their decades-old addiction to large-scale spending.  Granite Staters have had enough of that, which is why I voted against this bill.”