Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Rothfus Statement on Short Term Spending Package

Sep 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Representative Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement regarding today’s vote on the short term spending package:

“Two days ago, I voted for a clean bill to provide emergency funding to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Senate failed to pass this clean legislation and instead added a debt ceiling increase and a short term spending bill that not only adds hundreds of billions of unpaid-for spending, but also continues to harm our nation’s defenses,” said Congressman Rothfus. “In the coming months, I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility, while prioritizing spending that addresses the federal government’s responsibilities, including providing resources to address disaster recovery.”

The Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 includes:

-A suspension of the debt limit through December 8, 2017

-A continuing resolution to fund the government at the $1.070 trillion annualized rate through December 8, 2017

-A supplemental appropriation of $15.25 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief