Following passage of the continuing resolution (CR), Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement:
“After Election Day’s resounding results, House conservatives listened to the American people and advocated passing a short-term CR to fund the federal government until President-elect Trump has his team in place. Given the mandate for unified Republican government, it would have been inappropriate to negotiate a lame-duck omnibus deal with President Obama and Harry Reid.
“As we look ahead to the next two years, House conservatives are optimistic about what we can achieve. I look forward to working with them to ensure that CRs are a thing of the past, the Legislative Branch reclaims its power of the purse, and fiscal responsibility is restored.”
Congressman Bill Flores represents the 17th District of Texas and is an entrepreneur, former energy executive, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.