House needs to cancel lame duck session, vote before August recess

July 26, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today again urged the House of Representatives to cancel its lame duck session of Congress after the November elections, and pass a continuing resolution past the lame duck session before the August recess:

“To avoid a very bad deal at year’s end the House needs to act now, before the August recess, to pass a stopgap funding measure that also extends the current tax rates, the debt ceiling, and postpones the sequester cuts all through March 2013. Using the continuing resolution as leverage is perhaps the only way to get all of that done before the election, and to avoid an undemocratic lame duck Congress from answering these questions afterward.

“The alternative is to trust Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and John Boehner to do the right thing after November, when the American people will no longer be able to hold their representatives accountable for how they vote. Nobody believes that these three will produce a good deal for taxpayers.

Senators Jim DeMint, Lindsay Graham, and Ron Johnson, along with House conservatives, are working together to persuade House Speaker John Boehner to act now and not to wait until after the August recess, which ends on Sept. 7. After that, Congress will only have three short weeks to act. It is better to act now before the recess, and then Republicans can take that time to make their case to the American people that it is they who should decide, through elections, how these questions will be answered in 2013.”

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