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Visclosky Unhappy With Federal Budget Continuing Resolution

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While the federal government keeps operating this week, northwest Indiana’s U.S. Representative thinks its funding is “bad public policy.”  The government was set to run out of operating funds on Wednesday until President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution last Friday to repeat the existing budget.  First District Congressman Pete Visclosky told Lakeshore News Tonight on Monday that the resolution will cost the government more money … contradicting its intent … because lawmakers refused to pass a budget.

“There are colleagues of mine who will automatically vote for that continuing resolution, that is mindless and makes no decision.  They would never vote for the omnibus package that’s the same amount because that’s ‘government spending.’”

The budget stays at nearly-one-trillion dollars … and Visclosky says federal sequestration cuts also stay in place through September 30th … the end of the government’s fiscal year.  An effort to keep some airport towers open like at the Gary Airport after sequestration closed them failed to get into the continuing resolution before it passed.


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