From: Congressman Allen West
Congressman West: “The American People Expect Better, Once Again the Senate Has No Plan”
(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released this statement today after the United States Senate used a parliamentary maneuver to table a motion to consider the Cut, Cap and Balance bill, with a vote of 51-46.
“Florida Senator Marco Rubio needs to be recognized for his support for the Cut, Cap and Balance legislation,” West said. “However, it seems Florida Senator Bill Nelson and the Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, want to continue down a path without a plan.
After 813 days, the Senate has produced nothing even close to a budget to help move this country forward. When will the American people finally say enough is enough and demand the US Senate get something done?”
Congressman West references a CNN poll released Thursday showing two-thirds of Americans support the system established by Cut, Cap and Balance.
“Clearly Senator Nelson and the Democrat Senators believe they know better than two-thirds of the American people with their vote,” West said. “I believe they are very wrong. However, I will say they were right about one vote- when they rejected President Barack Obama’s Budget, 0-97.”