Don’t extend Obama’s term in the lame duck

Nov. 11, 2016, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to pass a continuing resolution that only goes through March:

“Congressional Republicans mistakenly allowed a budget debate to occur during the lame duck session. But now that we’re here in the lame duck, the budget is the only thing that should be dealt with, and the budget should be nothing more than the existing spending levels carried forward another three months. It would be ridiculous to allow President Obama’s rejected policies to be carried all the way to September. Instead, an early spring budget question is a bite at the apple in the first 100 days to get big things done for the Trump administration, including building the wall. Let Donald Trump and the new Congress set the last 6 months of the fiscal year. And then, that’s it, go home.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

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