Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) issued a press release statement today indicating that he will oppose legislation to fund the government for the remainder of this fiscal year.
“I made a commitment to support the House in its pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget – a budget that should have been passed last year, when Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress and the presidency. I did so because I believe it was important to take that first step in enacting real spending cuts.
“This is the first CR that does not achieve that level of spending reduction. As a result, I will vote no when this CR comes before the Senate.
“We can do better; we must do better. In order to get the economy growing again we must limit the size, scope, and cost of the federal government. The first step is to establish very hard spending caps. My preference is a constitutional limit on spending married with an identical legislative spending limitation. Once the spending caps are established, then the hard work of prioritizing spending under those caps must begin.
“I stand ready to work with anyone willing to seriously address these issues.”