May 19, 2015

House Votes to Keep Itself on a Fiscally Responsible Track

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2250, the FY 2016 Legislative Branch funding bill:

“The House continued its progress on the appropriations process today, passing the fourth appropriations bill of the year. In funding the legislative branch, the House decided that as long as the people’s wages remain stagnant in this economy, Members of Congress shouldn’t be getting a raise. So we voted to continue the pay freeze that has been in place since 2010 and made sure to stop any added funding, putting us on a fiscally-responsible track to save even more money for the taxpayers. In fact, with this bill House Republicans have cut $782 million from Congress since coming to the majority in the House. Washington needs to get its fiscal house in order, and the House is leading by example.”