Harder Breaks with Democratic Leaders, Rejects Irresponsible Budget Agreement

July 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement opposing a budget deal which fails to take meaningful action to rein in spending.

“Today I voted no to tell Democratic leadership we need to have a real conversation about our spending and our deficit. This was a missed opportunity to look at our federal budget and decide how to responsibly invest taxpayer money in our priorities.

“It seems like the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on right now is blowing up our budget. Count me out.

“We can’t default on our debt obligations or make radical cuts all at once, but we need to look at the budget the same way families in the Central Valley look at their budgets – you need to spend within your means and make responsible long-term plans.”