Press Release: AFP-NE on Budget Deal: More Overspending is Unacceptable

December 10, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2013 
CONTACT: Matt Litt at (402) 533-3250 or



LINCOLN – This afternoon AFP-Nebraska issued a statement as details of a budget deal from the Budget Conference Committee continue to emerge.

State Director Matthew Litt had this to say:

“Two years ago Congressman Jeff Fortenberry voted with a bipartisan majority to cap discretionary spending at $967 billion in 2014 fiscal year; a spending cap that was signed into law by President Obama.  This past spring Nebraskans sided with Republicans in the House when they stood firm in the face of President Obama’s hysterical predictions that the modest sequestration spending cuts would harm our nation.

“Now, Congressman Fortenberry and Republicans should once again stand firm in upholding the modest sequestration spending cuts that both parties agreed to for the current fiscal year.  Otherwise, Congressman Fortenberry and congressional Republicans are joining liberal Democrats in breaking their word to the American people to finally begin reining in government over-spending that has left us over 17 trillion in debt.

“Nebraskans and citizens around the country demanded, and were promised, reasonable spending limits.”

For further information or an interview, please contact Matt Litt at or (402) 533-3250

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