March 6, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the House of Representatives for rushing a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through September 30, 2013 that funds Obamacare, the National Labor Relations Board, and the EPA. It had also promised the American people in 2010 that “We will give all Representatives and citizens at least three days to read the bill before a vote”:
“It is incredible that the House of Representatives in its zeal to avoid any conflict is throwing away its only constitutional leverage to stop the Obama Administration’s out of control power grab on labor, environment and health care.
“The House majority was elected due to their promise to stop Obamacare and rein in Obama’s big government schemes, and today’s decision to continue funding the very programs Republicans have ‘campaigned’ against can be seen as nothing less than a retreat from the limited government agenda.
“It is my hope that this is merely a retreat and not a wholesale abandonment of the fight against Obama’s government expansion by this Congress.”
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