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House Vote on Fiscal Cliff

January 17, 2013
Press Release

Rep Tim Walberg released the following statement on his vote against today's year-end tax plan:

"I am extremely disappointed after all the negotiations and effort that went into avoiding the so-called ‘fiscal cliff', the president and Congress again put off meaningful action to reduce spending and secure the future for our children and grandchildren. Again, with our economy struggling, it's clear that Washington missed an opportunity to promote tax and spending policies that will grow our economy over the long-term.

I believe the federal government needs to live within its means, because trillion-dollar deficits threaten our economy and opportunities for future generations. I will continue to support immediate spending reductions, reforming our tax code and a Balanced Budget Amendment to hold Congress accountable and require fiscal responsibility. It is my hope that this will begin in the next Congress and lead to a long-term solution."