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Hurt Responds to Stop-gap Budget Plan

September 28, 2011

Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th District) is responding to the stop-gap budget plan making its way through Congress, saying the U.S. Senate is enacting a "terrible way to do business."

Hurt said the U.S. House passed a long-term budget, dubbed the Paul Ryan Budget, in April, which would fund the government for the 2012 year. That bill, he said, is still sitting in the Senate.

"Because the Senate has failed to act, we have had to adopt a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government," Hurt said. "I think it's a terrible way to do business, but we are constrained in the House by what our partners in the Senate will or will not do."

The next step of the process is in the hands of the special 12-member bipartisan supercommittee, challenged with the task to come up with a plan to slash $1.5 trillion over 10 years by Nov. 23.


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