AFP-NC: Senator Burr Failed the Taxpayers of North Carolina and the Nation

Jun 21, 2018 by AFP

Raleigh, North Carolina – Yesterday, the United States Senate was unable to secure critical support to bring President Trump’s spending cuts package to the Senate floor. This package remains a modest first step toward reducing punishing government spending that has become all too commonplace in Washington.

In a disappointing move, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), voted against moving President Trump’s Rescission package forward for a vote. Following this vote, AFP-NC state director, Chris McCoy, issued the following statement:

“Senator Burr should be swimming in shame for his refusal to allow the United States Senate to consider a modest spending reduction package. North Carolinians deserve principled leaders who will make the tough choice when it comes to spending, and Senator Burr’s lack of support for this effort – doesn’t hold water. We will continue to urge Senator Burr to stop protecting spend-friendly Washington policies and instead support future endeavors to cut spending.”

Background:

The Facts About President Trump’s Rescission Plan

AFP to Key Vote in Favor of Senate Rescissions Package

AFP’s Stop Overspending Campaign Urges Senators to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

AFP Praises House for Passing Rescission Package

AFP to Key Vote in Favor of House Rescission Package